Panther Pride MS ELM School Asynch State Prep Tournament
2022 — Online, UT/US
Topics (Extemp & Prepared Prompt)
Extemp: 20 min of prep once topic is chosen
· Are US coastal states prepared for anticipated rising sea levels later this century?
· Is the United States revealing too many of its intelligence secrets by publicizing its reports about Russian threats to Ukraine?
· Is it premature for American schools to lift their mask mandates?
· What can the United States do to keep global oil prices from climbing?
· What steps can Congress take to help address rising inflation?
· Does Russia pose a threat to more former Soviet republics than just Ukraine?
· What will be the political consequences for Poland of the EU freezing aid?
· What can the United States do to reassure Pacific Island nations of its commitment to them?
· Was China’s investment in hosting another Olympics worth it?
· Should Alec Baldwin be held legally liable for the death of the cinematographer on the film “Rust”?
Prepared Prompt Speaking: submit video on Saturday April 30th, with any amount of prep
· The United States voting age needs to be reconsidered.
· The Russian invasion of Ukraine is setting up for World War 3.
· The school system in America could be fixed by changing _______.
· Elon Musk buying twitter will be a (good/bad) move for data privacy.
· The rise of “short form” content like “reels, stories, shorts, tik-tok” are bad for the attention span of teenagers.
· The best State in the United States is….
· Popularity in female sports is an issue for the United States.