Warhawk Invitational

2022 — Nampa, ID/US

Tournament Details

The 2021 Warhawk Invitational  

Welcome to the 2021 Warhawk Invitational presented by Ridgevue High School in Nampa.  We are excited to host you on our campus on Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13, 2021.  

Speech Events Friday

On Friday, please have school busses drop off students in the student parking lot on the north side of the school off Linden Rd and enter the school through the door on the north side.  Judges may park in the front lot on the west side of campus.  Registration for teams and judges will take place in the cafeteria on the northwest corner of the school.  The judge's meeting will be held in the judge's lounge, which is off the northeast end of the cafeteria in room 573.

We will offer all 14 IHSAA speech events.  We will run 3 rounds and students may double-enter unless they are in a draw event (Radio, Retold, and Extemp) or Panel.  There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals in each event.  These, in addition to debate and sweepstakes awards, will be awarded Saturday at the end of the tournament. 

Debate Events Saturday

On Saturday, please have school busses drop off students in the front parking lot on the west side of the school off Madison Rd and enter the school through the front doors.  Judges may park in the front lot. Registration for teams and judges will take place in the front hallway.  The judge's meeting will be held in the judge's lounge, which is straight back and to the right from the front doors in room 130.

We will offer 4 prelim rounds and a hidden finals in both novice and varsity debate (CX, LD, PF) as well as a varsity and novice division in Congress.  There will be 3 sessions of Congress and a Finals round. If we have low numbers in Congress in a division, we may consolidate but still split out awards to the two divisions.   

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals in each event in addition to plaques for best speaker (medals for best speaker in novice divisions), gavels for top P.O.s, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plaques for sweepstakes winners.  The awards assembly will be Saturday evening at the end of the tournament.      


We will offer concessions to students and take extra precautions (gloves and masks) for safety.  There are no food options near our campus, so we hope your students will take advantage of our offerings or make sure they bring their own!  We plan on having pizza, freshly baked cookies, sandwiches, salad, fruit, bottled water, juices, soda, chips, granola bars, muffins, carrot sticks, doughnuts, candy, frozen gogurts, and other snacks.  

Pizza ordered before the day of the tournament will be $16 per pizza (18" Costco pizza freshly baked in our ovens) instead of the $18 we will charge on the date of the tournament.  Freshly baked cookies may also be purchased ahead of time for $5/dozen.  To order, please email shelly.gering@vallivue.org with your order and the time you'd like it to be delivered (or let me know that you'll tell the cook when you're ready to have it cooked). If desired, orders by coaches may be paid at the same time as the entry fees. 

For judges and coaches, we will feed you dinner (pizza) Friday and a light breakfast (muffins, boiled eggs, and fruit) Saturday followed by tacos for lunch and chili for dinner. We will also have snacks and beverages available throughout each day in the judges' lounge. 

COVID-19 Concerns

For this tournament, due to health concerns, we are requiring all participants (coaches, judges, and students) to wear masks in the school except when eating and when speaking in competition rooms.  Please see the approved SIC mask protocols below. 

If you have any questions, please contact tournament host Shelly Gering at shelly.gering@vallivue.org or at cell 208-570-7029.  The students, team, coaches, and administration of Ridgevue look forward to welcoming you.

Best regards,

Shelly Gering


Friday, November 12th


3:00 pm-3:45 Teams and Judges Check-in in Cafeteria

3:45pm-3:55 Judge's Meeting in Judge's Lounge (Room 573) 

4:00 pm-5:00 Draw and Round 1 – all Speech events

5:15 pm-6:15 Draw and Round 2 – all Speech events

6:30 pm-7:30 Draw and Round 3 – all Speech events

7:45 pm-8:45 Draw and Finals – all Speech events (if entries warrant)



Saturday, November 13th


7:30 am-7:45 Teams and Judges Check-in in Front Entry

7:45am-7:55 Judge's Meeting in Judge's Lounge (Room 130) 

8:00 am-10:00 Round 1 – CX, LD, PF, BQ

8:15 am-10:15 Session 1 – Congress

10:15 am- 12:15 Round 2 – CX, LD, PF, BQ

11:15 am-1:15 Session 2 – Congress

12:30 pm-2:30 Round 3 – CX, LD, PF, BQ

2:15 pm-4:15 Session 3- Congress

2:45 pm-4:45 Round 4 – CX, LD, PF, BQ 

5:00 pm-7:00 Round 5 – CX, LD, PF, BQ (Hidden finals)

5:15 pm-7:15 Session 4- Congress (Finals)

7:30 pm-8:15 Awards Assembly (Speech and Debate) - Auditorium



Each competitor in each event will be charged $10 in addition to a $25 school fee.    

1 judge covers 5 speech entries and 4 debate entries.  Please be sure to provide judges who are capable of judging the events in which your students will participate.

All entries must be covered.  Missing judges will be assessed a $100 additional cost to the school for each that does not show.

We ask that you do your best to make any changes prior to the drop/add deadline.  There will be a $25 Nuisance Fee charged for any drop/add after Wednesday at 5:00 pm MST.

Please make checks payable to Ridgevue Debate and mail to: 18800 Madison Road, Nampa, ID 83687. Thank you! 


Event Rules:  For information regarding the IHSAA Rules and Regulations that we follow for this tournament, please see the website at idhsaa.org under the "activities" tab.

Extemp Draw:  

We will use the NFHS questions from September, October, and November,  2021 for this tournament in prelims as students may choose from either International or United States extemporaneous questions in draw and the NSDA December questions in the final round. 

Panel Discussion Topics:

  • Representation in film is overrated as a concept.

  • Should there be more regulations in factory farms around the US?

  • How can women’s professional sports best capitalize on their growing momentum?

  • Virtual school environments should be normalized after the COVID Pandemic is over.

Radio and Retold Draws:

Students will be given a newspaper for Radio prep or 3 children’s books for Retold to use during prep.   

Congress Legislation:

We will be using the bills from the NSDA's practice dockets (linked below). 

September Docket

October Docket

November Docket


The following bills will be reserved for finals, so they will not be used in prelims. 


  • 1 - A Bill to Provide Recurring Stimulus Payments

  • 9 - An Amendment on State Antitrust Venues


  • 4 - A Bill to Create a COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial in the Federal District

  • 5 - A Bill to Standardize National Drug Laws


  •  1 - A Bill to Institute Land Acknowledgements as a Practice of the Federal Government
    8 - A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Make Senatorial Representation More Equitable

If you have any questions, please contact me, Shelly Gering, at shelly.gering@vallivue.org.  See you in at the tournament!