Holy Trinitys 18th Annual Trinity Classic
2023 — Temple, TX/US
The Trinity Classic at Holy Trinity Catholic HighSchool
·All acting and reading selections must be published material and free from objectionable material. Internet sources are not allowed.
· Judges will be instructed to rank a student very low if the student performs a piece that contains objectionable material, including profanity or graphic sexual content. The decision of the judge will be final.
· Memorized introductions will be required for all pieces.
· There are no minimum time limits for any event. There is a 30 second grace period for all maximums. Students exceeding the maximum and grace period may be disqualified.
· Students may enter more than one event in each section; however, they are responsible for making it to each of their rounds.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: One on one values debate. See UIL or National Speech and Debate Association for more information and time limits. We will be using the Jan-Feb NSDA topic about human migration. Space is limited to 26 LD debaters total. Register early!
Cross-Examination Debate: Two on two policy debate. See UIL or National Speech and Debate Association for more information and time limits. We will be using the following topic: Resolved:The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.
Public Forum Debate: Two on two debate. See National Speech and Debate Association for more information and time limits. We will be using the January NSDA topic:
Prose: Student reads a selection of prose from a novel or short story. Piece is to be read from a binder. Maximum time limit is 7 min. Each round is Reader's Choice--any selection abiding by TAPPS or UIL or NSDA guidelines.
Solo Interp (HI/DI): One student presents a selection from a play, novel, short story, or poem. Selection may be humorous or dramatic. No props or costumes. One chair may be used. Selection must be memorized. Max. time limit is 10 min.
Duo/Duet Acting: Two students present a selection from a play, novel, short story, or poem. Selection may be humorous or dramatic. No props or costumes. Two chairs may be used. Selection must be memorized. Maximum time limit is 12 min.
Oratory:Student presents an original speech he or she has written. Speech may be on any topic of interest to the student. Speechshouldbe memorized, but use of a manuscript will be allowed. Maximum time limit is 10 min.
Impromptu Speaking:One student draws three topics, selects one, and prepares a speech. Preparation and delivery time is 7 minutes total. The time begins as soon as the student draws the topics. Topics will be varied, but generally intended to be humorous.
Program of Oral Interpretation (POI): Student presents a program of pieces that must include both prose and poetry. Generally, POI calls upon the student to advocate something or bring to light some issue using pieces. Often, the POI will include news or other factual pieces in addition to poetry and fiction. 10 minute maximum. https://www.speechanddebate.org/competition-events/
Soapbox Speaking:5-minute maximum speaking time. Students should "get on their soapbox." Typically, students will be complaining about something. Judging criteria is primarily content and organization. Use of notes is allowed, but discouraged.
Extemporaneous Speaking: Student will draw three topics on current events, select one, and have 30 minutes to prepare a speech. Student may use only one note card during his/her speech. Maximum time limit is 7 min.
Poetry: Student reads a selection of poetry. Piece is to be read from a binder. Maximum time limit is 7 min. Each round is Reader's Choice--any selection abiding by TAPPS or UIL or NSDA guidelines.
Bible Reading: Student should prepare three selections from the Bible--one for each round (prelims, semis, finals). Pieces may be read from the Bible or a binder. Must have an introduction. Maximum time limit is 5 min.
Group Improvisation: Teams of two to five students act as a team. Students draw three topics, select one, and prepare a skit. Topics may be scenarios, words, props, or other kind. Preparation time, 3 minutes. Delivery time, 5 minutes.
Storytelling: Students should read from a children's book as if they were delivering this to a group of children. Maximum time seven (7) minutes. Performance should include an introduction.