HSP Cougar Invitational Forensic Tournament
Individual Events: All
events will follow the guidelines established by the National Catholic
Forensic League. To access ballots and critique sheets for these
events, click on the event link.
Speaking (one round of foreign
policy, one round domestic policy, and a third round will feature
either social or economic policy questions.) Students will be allowed
to use 1 3x5 note card during their presentation. Each student
draws three topics on current issues; chooses one and has thirty
minutes to prepare a speech of a maximum length of seven minutes. Any
periodical or other published material is permitted in the preparation
room. Students may not refer to any written notes during the speech.
Speaking (click on the link to see the
ballot); Students will be allowed to use 1 3x5 note card during their
presentation. Students draw three speaking prompts (quotations,
sentence completions, objections, general knowledge/ opinion questions)
and selects one of which to he / she will respond. The students
will have 7 minutes to prepare and deliver a speech which responds to
the prompt. Students may divide their 7 minutes of time as they
choose between preparation and speaking time.
Oratory (memorized event): Students prepare original
orations, usually persuasive or informative on a current topic. Any
topic is permissible and any form of oration is permitted. The
presentation must be memorized, with a maximum length of ten minutes.
Interpretation of Literature (alternating
rounds of Prose and Poetry) (source books allowed): Students
present selections in two categories -- prose and poetry. Each
selection must be a maximum of ten minutes in length. The student must
hold a manuscript and appear to be reading. The students alternate
between rounds of prose and rounds of poetry.
Interpretation of Literature (memorized
event): Student presents selections from published plays,
fictional or non-fictional works that are either serious or humorous in
nature. The selections must be memorized with a maximum length of ten
Interpretation of Literature (memorized event): A
presentation by two participants of a single selection of literature.
Each performer may present one or more characters. Each character
should be sufficiently developed and should interact meaningfully with
the other characters. The sections must be memorized. Movement should
be limited and suggested rather than exaggerated. The maximum length is
Congress (The deadline for receipt of
student resolutions and bills for debate is Monday, November 10, 2008;
packets of student legislation will be e-mailed to coaches and
available on this website for download on Tuesday, November 11, 2008).
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