7th Annual Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell

2023 — Charlotte, NC/US

Dear Coaches,

The Ardrey Kell Speech & Debate Program is pleased to cordially invite you to the 7th annual Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell High School on February 24, 2024. We established this event in 2017 to honor the legacy of our program’s founder, NSDA Hall of Fame Coach Steven Davis, and we hope you will join us for an exciting day 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, Impromptu Speaking, and Informative Speaking.

This year, we will offer students four preliminary rounds and a final round in all speech events; four preliminary rounds, a semifinal round, and a final round in debate events; and 2 preliminary sessions with a finals session in Congressional Debate.

LD will be debating the NSDA March/April topic and PF will be debating the March topic.

We will NOT be hosting the Carolina West District Congress in conjunction with our regular tournament this year. Therefore, we will have both JV and Varsity Congress competitions this year, rather than the one open competition of the past.

We continue to serve as a CFL of Charlotte qualifying tournament.

Please review each section of this invitation carefully for information about events, rules, schedules, and registration. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the tournament director at jordanr.stone@cms.k12.nc.us.

We look forward to seeing you in February!

Dr. Jordan Stone - Tournament Director, Director of Speech and Debate

Ms. Campbell - Assistant Coach