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MIDDLE SCHOOL

JUNE 20–23, 2017 PRESENTED BY

SPONSOR OF THE NATIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE ASSOCIATION


MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENT SPONSOR

For over 20 years, Summit Debate has provided speech and debate training that offers tiered curriculums for both the novice and varsity competitors. Multiple Champtions - Multiple Schools - Multiple States

2017 Summit Event Directors NDF: LD/PFD Steve Schappaugh INTERPROD:

Interpretation David Kraft Oratory Bob Ickes

EXL:

Two Locations

Boston - Des Moines

WORK WITH US ALL YEAR LONG SUMMIT DEBATE ONLINE

Extemp Meredith Deaton

SUMMIT DEBATE:

Camp Director Jenny Cook Operations Manager Dario Camara

We offer online coaching with Summit Instructors www.SummitDebate.com

2017 Summer of Excellence Quality Coaches - Safe Environment - 4:1 Student Ratio State of the art Facilities - Individual Instruction

Administrative staff with a combined 60 years of Institute Experience Proven Track Record Congratulations and good luck to all of the competitors at the 2017 Alabama Nationals!


TOURNAMENT RULES If you have questions about rules or tournament procedures, please visit our website for links to downloadable documents.

www.speechanddebate.org/nationals SCHEMATICS AND MORE AVAILABLE ON THE NATS17 GUIDEBOOK APP! Download it for FREE! See the back inside cover!

GENERAL INFORMATION yy Please report to all rounds on time (or early!), but do not enter a room unless the judge is present. If a room is locked, or the judge does not show up within 15 minutes of the round’s scheduled start, please ask a tournament official for assistance. Please respect the school buildings and rooms. yy Speech contestants who are cross-entered within a pattern should report to the room where they’re scheduled to speak earlier first, ask to speak as early as possible in the round, and then immediately report to their other event. yy When you leave each round, please respect other rounds still in progress and walk quietly to your next round. yy Do not record rounds on mobile/cell phones or other digital devices. This is for the privacy and safety of all concerned. No exceptions will be granted to this rule; final rounds will be videotaped by staff for instructional purposes. yy Please silence cell phones and other noise-emitting devices. yy Debate Final Rounds: To be eligible to receive championship honors, a school “closing out” (e.g., two entries in finals) must hold a debate that is videotaped and open to the public for educational purposes. No winner or loser will be declared; we will declare the entries co-champions. yy Awards Assembly: Please make this ceremony dignified by refraining from yelling and screaming. For safety, please keep aisles clear. You may not reserve seats.

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MAIN EVENT TENTATIVE SCHEDULE It is the responsibility of all contestants to pay attention to the schematics for official start times. The schedule is tentative and we may alter start times.

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS, PUBLIC FORUM AND POLICY DEBATE

CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Session 1 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Session 2 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Session 3

8:00 a.m. – Round 1 10:00 a.m. – Round 2 1:00 p.m. – Round 3 4:00 p.m. – Round 4

THURSDAY

THURSDAY

8:00 a.m. – Round 5 11:00 a.m. – Round 6 2:00 p.m. – Doubles PF and LD; Octas CX 4:30 p.m. – Octas PF and LD; Quarters CX 6:00 p.m. – Quarters PF and LD

FRIDAY

8:00 a.m. – Semis of LD, PF, and Policy 10:00 a.m. – Finals of LD 11:00 a.m. – Finals of Policy 1:00 p.m. – Finals of PF 4:15 p.m. – AWARDS - BJCC Theatre Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Session 4 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Semis FRIDAY

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Finals 4:15 p.m. – AWARDS - BJCC Theatre Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center INDIVIDUAL EVENTS * WEDNESDAY

8:00 a.m. – Round 1-A 9:30 a.m. – Round 1-B (Draw - 9:00 a.m.) 11:00 a.m. – Round 2-A 12:30 p.m. – Round 2-B (Draw - Noon) 2:00 p.m. – Round 3-A 3:30 p.m. – Round 3-B (Draw - 3:00 p.m.) 5:00 p.m. – Round 4-A

THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. – Round 4-B (Draw - 8:00 a.m.) 10:00 a.m. – Round 5-A 11:30 a.m. – Round 5-B (Draw - 11:00 a.m.) 1:30 p.m. – Quarters-A 3:00 p.m. – Quarters-B (Draw - 2:30 p.m.) 4:30 p.m. – Semis-A 6:00 p.m. – Semis-B (Draw - 5:30 p.m.)

Middle School Main Event National Champions will be recognized at the High School Awards Assembly. Champions will be recognized on stage in front of thousands of cheering students, judges, parents, and sponsors.

FRIDAY (Draw for EXT Finals - 8:45 a.m.) 8:00 a.m. – IMP and DEC Finals 9:15 a.m. – EXT and PRO Finals 10:30 a.m. – OO and ST Finals 11:45 a.m. – HI and PO Finals 1:00 p.m. – DI and DUO Finals 4:15 p.m. – AWARDS - BJCC Theatre

High School Awards begin Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center

* Pattern A for Individual Events: Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, and Prose. * Pattern B for Individual Events: Declamation, Dramatic Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Poetry, and Storytelling. 2


EXHIBITION EVENTS RE-REGISTRATION Students eliminated from main events, who were pre-registered for Extemp Debate or Informative Speaking, may re-register on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. by an adult representative from their school.

Re-registration will be located at HUFFMAN HS outside the Media Center.

EXHIBITION EVENT TENTATIVE SCHEDULE It is the responsibility of all contestants to pay attention to the schematics for official start times. The schedule is tentative and we may alter start times.

EXTEMP DEBATE

INFORMATIVE SPEAKING

THURSDAY

THURSDAY

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Re-registration 4:00 p.m. – Round 1 (triple flighted) (posting of topic at 3:30 p.m.) 5:30 p.m. – Round 2 (double flighted) (posting of topic at 5:00 p.m.) 7:00 p.m. – Round 3 (single flighted) (posting of topic at 6:30 p.m.)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Re-registration 4:00 p.m. – Round 1 5:00 p.m. – Round 2 6:00 p.m. – Round 3

FRIDAY

8:00 a.m. – Finals

FRIDAY

Middle School Awards Ceremony

8:30 a.m. – Round 4 *(if needed) (posting of topic at 8:00 a.m.) 11:00 a.m. – Round 5 *(if needed) (posting of topic at 10:30 a.m.) 12:00 p.m. – Round 6 *(if needed) (posting of topic at 11:30 a.m.) 1:00 p.m. – Round 7 *(if needed) (posting of topic at 12:30 p.m.)

BJCC THEATRE 4:15 p.m. * awards not picked up on site will incur a shipping & handling fee

JUDGE BOND CHECK OUT

BJCC Concert Hall - 2nd Floor Foyer

Friday, June 23 • 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. No judge bonds will be returned in cash. You may not pick up your bonds until all of your judges’ obligations have been confirmed. SAVE TIME! If your school met its bond requirement and you pre-selected to have your judge bond applied as a membership credit in the form sent by finance, you do not need to attend judge bond check out! Only schools that actively requested a reimbursement check on the form sent through Tabroom must attend to pick up their bond. Your selection MUST have been made before the National Tournament. 3


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Summer institutes are a great way for individuals to prepare for the upcoming season. When

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AUGUST 12-13, 2017

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10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT

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www.speechanddebate.org/online-topic-workshops

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HARASSMENT POLICY The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The Association is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination are prohibited whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. The Association is committed to the enforcement of this policy. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises and prosecution by authorities. Any individual or group of individuals who believes they have been a victim of harassment and/or discrimination should report it to the ombudsperson immediately. 4


HUFFMAN HS — WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY C147 Periodical Storage (enter through Media Center)

BUD ROOM TOURNAMENT OFFICE AND TAB ROOM JUDGE BALLOT RETURN

Media Center Outside Media Center

JUDGE POOLING

Auditorium

JUDGE HOSPITALITY LOUNGE

F121 Practice Gym

MIDDLE SCHOOL EXTEMP PREP

F104 Competition Gym

POSTINGS

Cafeteria

PRE-PURCHASED MEALS AND CONCESSIONS

Cafeteria

EXHIBITION EVENTS RE-REGISTRATION

STOP

Outside the Media Center

We trust all tournament attendees will treat school property with respect. If you notice any issues or accidentally cause damage to any property, please notify a tournament official immediately.

SHERATON HOTEL — FRIDAY MS BUD ROOM

East Meeting G

MS BALLOT RETURN/TAB ROOM

East Meeting I

MS JUDGE POOLING

East Meeting J

MS CONGRESS FINAL

South Meeting F

MS DEBATE FINALS

East Meeting K, L, and M

MS IE FINALS

East Meeting K, L, and M

MS EXTEMP PREP

East Meeting F

MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARDS

BJCC Theatre at 4:15 p.m. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center

HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS

BJCC Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center 5


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HUFFMAN HS INCLUSIVE RESTROOMS

2nd Floor Faculty Restrooms The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. To that end, we have designated restrooms in each of the school venues that can be used by anyone. We want to thank you for respecting our diverse community of participants, judges, coaches, and observers. 8


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MIDDLE SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR Congratulations to the 2017 Middle School Coach of the Year C. Ryan Joyce of Phoenix Country Day School, AZ

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS National Tournament Director J. Scott Wunn** Tournament Director of Operations Amy Seidelman Tournament Director of Competition Steven Schappaugh** Ombudsperson Jennifer Jerome*** (NE) Middle School Event Chair Jeffrey Miller** (GA) Middle School Judge Pool Manager Cory Shay** (PA) Lincoln-Douglas Debate Tab Kelsey Johnson* (ND) Liz Wood Weas (AL) Public Forum Debate Tab Lyndsey Hinckley (GA) Justin Weaver* (FL) Policy Debate Tab Ray Shay** (PA) Abby Schirmer (GA) Extemp Debate Tab Dave McGinnis*** (IA) Congressional Debate Tab Willie Warren** (NC) Charlie Sloat*** (NY) Individual Events / Expository Tab Bill Thompson* (FL) Lauren McCool* (IA) Ballot Stuffing Jasmin Nabors (NC) Sara Morningstar (PA) Ballot Table Speech Debbie Simon*** (MA) Mia Behan (IA) Ballot Table Debate Bill Lindsey (MO) George Tennison° (TX) Extemp Prep Karson B. Kalashian*** (CA) Kathy Owens (TX) ° Denotes a Middle School Diamond Award  * Denotes a High School Diamond Award 12


Download the Nats17 guidebook app! Find everything you need to know during the National Tournament on your phone, for FREE! yy

Go to the app store that corresponds with your device and search for “Guidebook.”

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Follow the prompts on your screen, and Guidebook will download.

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Open up the Guidebook app on your device to get started. (For desktop users or users with Windows Phones, navigate to guidebook.com/browse in your web browser.)

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Use the Search box to type in “Nats17.”

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Tap “Download Guide” to download the guide to your device.

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Each time you wish to enter the app, click the Guidebook icon and select Nats17 from the My Apps section of the landing page. You may be prompted to allow push notifications and location services. We strongly recommend allowing push notifications so you don’t miss any important tournament announcements!


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2017 Middle School Tournament Book  

Official program for the 2017 Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama

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