Jack C Hays Hawkoween Classic

2021 — Buda, TX/US
The Hays High School Speech and Debate Team invites you to join us for the Jack C. Hays Hawkoween Classic.  The tournament will be run entirely in person at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas.  Buda is located just west of I-35, in between Austin and San Marcos.    Please review the procedures and expectations page prior to registering.

We will be offering the following debate and speaking events: LD Debate, CX Debate, PF Debate, World Schools Debate, Congressional Debate (Student Congress), Foreign Extemp, Domestic Extemp, Original Oratory, Duo Interp, Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Duet Acting, Informative Speaking, Program of Oral Interpretation, Prose and Poetry.  TFA rules and time limits will be followed in all events. We will be running double prep for extemporaneous speaking, which will permit extemp students to enter in both domestic and foreign extemp.

Hays Speech and Debate students are planning a fun (but safe) tournament experience for students from participating schools.  Our tournament will feature a virtual costume contest, a spooky snack stand selling pre-packaged options and more.  Check back for updates!

To ensure the efficiency of the tournament, it is very important that we start on time. Domestic extemp draw will begin promptly at 7:45 am.  All DX students need to be in the library for extemp draw at 7:30 am. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly. 

Student Congress 

Student Congress Legislation for Prelims

3.  A Bill to Prevent Hospital Non-Profit Status to Reduce Medical cost

21. Bill to Increase Homeless Shelters to Rehabilitate the Homeless

17. Bill to Abolish GT Programs to End Educational Inequality

19.  Resolution to Support Increased Education and Tech in Fed Prisons

12.  Bill to Terminate Security Aid to Azerbaijan

15.  Bill to Support the Ukrainian Military

14.  A Bill to Abolish Plea Bargains

29.  The Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2021


Legislation for Finals

9.  Aquaculture Expansion Act

27.  Bill to End Forced Labor in Solar Energy Production

24. Bill to Permanently Reinstate FAST Act

16.  Resolution to Provide Fair Housing Opportunities to People with Arrest Records

22.  Resolution to Condemn Israeli Encroachments on Palestinian Border

26.  Bill to Amend Hate Crimes Laws

13. Bill to Establish a Crypto-Currency Task Force

4.  A Resolution to Withdraw from the 1953 Mutual Defense Treaty


World Schools Debate

Round 1:  This House would not support US military intervention in the Taiwan Strait.

Round 2:  This House supports government funding of free, public Wi-Fi.

Round 3: Impromptu Motion

Semifinals: This House supports a federal carbon tax in the United States.

Finals: Impromptu Motion

LD, PF and CX Debate

All divisions of LD Debate will use the VARSITY September/October topic: 

Resolved: The member nations of the World Trade Organization ought to reduce intellectual property protections for medicines.

All divisions of PF Debate will use the VARSITY September/October topic:

Resolved: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should substantially increase its defense commitments to the Baltic states.

Policy debate will use the 2021-2022 topic:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.


Tabulation and Awards

Recognition will be given to the finalists in each of the speech events; in debate, quarterfinalists, semifinalists, and finalists will be recognized. Sweepstakes recognition will be given to the three highest-ranking teams.

Deadlines and Logistics

The initial registration deadline for entries is Monday, October 25th.  Changes to registration after Wednesday, October 27th will need to be emailed to the tournament director at gina.lozano@hayscisd.net.  

For more information please contact:

Gina Lozano
Jack C. Hays High School
Director of Speech and Debate
UIL Academic Coordinator
Office: 512-268-2911 X 6353
Cell: 512-213-7795