Asynchronous Georgia Speech Scrimmage 4 hosted by Marist School

2022 — Asynchronous, GA/US

Limited Prep Topics

Impromptu Topics

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see" - The Polar Express (2004)

"There 's a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen" - Frosty the Snowman (1969)

"You can mess with a lot of things. But you can't mess with kids on Christmas". - Kevin McCallister, Home Alone (1990)

"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!" - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear" - Buddy the Elf, Elf (2003)

Extemporaneous Commentary (Theme: Supreme Court)

  • Moore v. Harper
  • Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Merrill v. Milligan
  • Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College
  • Haaland v. Brackeen

United States Extemporaneous Speaking

  1. Will former President Trump’s presidential bid announcement divide or unify the Republican party?

  2. What will be the biggest issue the U.S. healthcare system faces in 2023?

  3. Following the midterm elections, how can states better assist rural counties in certifying midterm results by the legal deadline?

  4. What can other states learn from San Antonio’s “Race to End Homelessness”?

  5. How will the decision regarding Moore v. Harper impact future elections in the United States?

  6. Why did the “red wave” fail to materialize?

  7. How will Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter affect free speech?

  8. What is Biden’s best chance at passing meaningful gun safety reform?

  9. Which new members of the House of Representatives will play the biggest role in the 118th Congress?

International Extemporaneous Speaking

  1. What impact will President Biden and President Xi Jinping’s meeting have on future US - China relations?

  2. Is Turkey an effective mediator for Russia - Ukraine peace talks?

  3. What should Brazilian President - elect Lula prioritize within his first 365 days in office?

  4. Will climate talks between the China and the United States result in concrete action on climate change?

  5. What steps should President Macron take to combat the refugee crisis?

  6. Would a Chinese invasion of Taiwan turn Japan into a nuclear-armed state?

  7. How can President-elect Lula restore order and progress to Brazil?

  8. What can the international community do to avoid a Turkish invasion of Syria?

  9. What grade does the international community deserve for COP27?

Improvisational Duo

Two talking reindeer

Two Elves on Strike

Two Mall Santas