EvANDER Virtual Extravaganza

2022 — NSDA Campus, WY/US

We, the coaches of Evanston High School and Lander Valley High School, cordially invite you to the inaugural EvANDER Virtual Extravaganza, to be held on NSDA Campus on February 25-26, 2022. 

Events

We will be offering the following events:

Pattern A (HOPE pattern plus World Schools)

Humor (HI)

Oratory (OO)                     

Poetry (PO)

Extemp (EX)

Congress (CD)

Informative (IN)

Impromptu (IMP)

World Schools Debate (WS)

 

Pattern B (D pattern, plus POI)

Public Forum (PF)

Lincoln-Douglas (LD)

Policy Debate (CX)

Drama (DI)

Duo (DUO)

Program Oral Interpretation (POI)

 

  • We’ll be using the March PF topic and the March/April LD topic so you can get one more chance to work with your cases for state!

  • World Schools debate will be open to teams (3-5 participants) consisting of competitors from one OR multiple schools (in order to better mimic the virtual practices/prep for Nationals)

  • In order to allow PF, LD and CX debaters to participate in World Schools, the event is in the opposite round.

  • In all HOPE pattern events, we will have three preliminary rounds. The individual events in the D pattern will have a 4th preliminary round. This is subject to change due to judging and/or time constraints.

  • Extemporaneous questions, both international and domestic, will be taken from the February, January, and December NFHS and NSDA questions (available on the NSDA website.) 

 Registration:

  • Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 16, 2022.

  • Entries can be added until Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Drops/name changes will close at 9 a.m. the day of the tournament.

 

Fees

All individual events will be assessed a $12.00 fee per entry. Partner events will be assessed a $18.00 fee per entry.  World Schools debate will be assessed a $25.00 fee per entry of 3-5 students each.

Due to the need to be flexible in the event of a COVID positive student, we will not charge for drops. However, drops reported after 9 AM on Friday, February 25 will still be assessed an entry fee.

 

Doubling: 

Students may double or triple at their own risk. Students doubling in extemporaneous speaking may not receive complete prep time. Students in LD or PF debates may double in the same round, but risk forfeiture if they are more than 15 minutes late for their debate round (this is especially important with flighted debates.) WS and CX debaters cannot double in the same round.

Debate Resolutions

  Policy

 

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

 

  Lincoln-Douglas

We will be using the March/April NSDA topic:

Resolved: In a democracy, a free press ought to prioritize objectivity over advocacy.

   Public Forum

 

We will be using the March NSDA topic:   

Resolved: In the United States, the benefits of increasing organic agriculture outweigh the harms.

 Ties in debate will be broken by power of opposition first, followed by speaker points.

 Awards

1st through 3rd place finishers in every event will receive a medal. Finalists 4th-6th in individual events and Congress will receive a candy bar and a ribbon. Sweepstakes plaques will be awarded to the first and second place teams in 2 or 3 divisions, depending on the size of the schools entered into the tournament. Awards will be handed out in person at the Wyoming State tournament on March 10, or mailed to the recipients in the event that they are out of state.

Judges

Teams are required to provide 1 round of judging for every 4 entries. Additionally, if your team has more than 4 entries in a single event, the judge you provide must be able to judge that event.  

Contact Info

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Hill -  (208) 881-4448; bhill@uinta1.com or Lannette Lahey - (406) 670-5743; llahey@landerschools.org

We look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,

Lannette Lahey

Lander Valley Speech and Debate coach

 

Brian Hill

Dulce Alvarez

Clarissa Cole

EHS Speech and Debate Coaches