49th Annual Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park HS

2022 — NSDA Campus, NC/US

Myers Park High School | K12 Academics 

Myers Park High School  Speech and Debate

2400 Colony Road ∙ Charlotte, NC 28209 




Dear Coaches,  

The Myers Park Speech and Debate Program is pleased to cordially invite you to the 49th annual Laird Lewis Invitational on January 8-9, 2022. This year our tournament will be hosted online using NSDA Campus. We hope you will join us for an exciting weekend of competition!  
We will host competition in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Declamation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Informative Speaking. Both Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas will use the January/February topics as published by the NSDA. Congressional Debate will be the district tournament and has a separate registration.   
We are pleased to announce we will once again be awarding TOC bids in Speech, Lincoln Douglas Debate, and Public Forum Debate at this year’s tournament. Additionally, we will serve as a CFL of Charlotte qualifying tournament in all events.  

We respectfully ask that only coaches register teams for this tournament.  For liability purposes, we also require that a school faculty member or adult approved in writing by the school administration be 'virtually' present with the team and available online at all times during the tournament.  

Additionally, due to liability issues, we are not able to accept independent entries.   Each student must be representing an actual school by name and be registered by an official at that school. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at janee.goodson@cms.k12.nc.us  


Jane Goodson 

Program Director, Myers Park Speech and Debate  

Kathryn Dunn 

LD Head Coach, Myers Park Speech and Debate