Message from Bill Teter: Speech Team needs judges

Bill’s email address: bill_teter@universitylaboratoryschool.org 

#1. 
I want to thank all of you who made a donation to help send five Lab School Speech Team members to the National Championship Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky this past summer. I was unable to learn specifically who contributed, but please know that I am very grateful. Here’s a brief summary of how we did: 

•  Basic Tournament Information

          Number of Schools Attending Nationals      1081

          Number of Competitors 4848

• How did Lab School compare to other Hawaii schools in the same categories?

In all three categories in which we competed along with other Hawaii schools, we performed better than any other Hawaii school. About 40% of Kiana Yoshinaga’s ballots in Dramatic Interpretation were 1st or second place, better than any other student from Hawai‘i at the tournament in any category.

Once again, a big mahalo to all of you for your support.

#2.
Aloha, Lab School family:

The 2022-23 Hawaii Speech Season is finally underway, and after almost three years, we are returning to in-person tournaments (with one possible exception – details below). And the first in-person tournament is going to be at the Lab School.

We have a young, very new team this year: 3 returning veterans and nine new members. We’re going to be looking for judges for our fall competitions, and I hope some of you will be willing to help us out, as you have in the past. Though we are returning to in-person tournaments, the League is going to continue using the Tabroom website for judging. You’ll be notified of your assignments by text to your phone, and ballots will be submitted online from your tablet or laptop. If you do not already have a judging account on Tabroom, you’ll need to set one up, and we can help with that.

Here are the October tournaments, along with the registration deadlines, the number of judges needed for each tournament, and the schedule for each event. If you are free and willing to help for any of these, please contact me at bill_teter@universitylaboratoryschool.org . Thanks as always for your help. 

NON-QUALIFYING SPEECH TOURNAMENT No. of Judges:  4

Saturday, October 1 (Registration Deadline: Fri. Sept. 23)

University Lab School

7:30 a.m.  Judges Check-in and Instructions

8:00 – 9:45 a.m.  Round 1

8:30 -10:45 a.m.  Congressional Debate, Session 1

10:00 -11:30 a.m.  Round 2

11:15 – 1:30 p.m.  Congressional Debate, Session 2

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Round 3

NON-QUALIFYING DEBATE TOURNAMENT No. of Judges:  3

Saturday, October 15 (Registration Deadline: Fri. Oct. 7)

Location to be determined *

7:30 a.m.  Judges Check-in and Instructions

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Round 1

8:30 -10:45 a.m.  Congressional Debate, Session 1

10:30 -12:30 p.m.  Round 2

11:15 – 1:30 p.m.  Congressional Debate, Session 2

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Round 3

* This is the only tournament for which the League has been unable to find a host.

If no site has been found by October 1, this tournament will be online.

NON-QUALIFYING SPEECH TOURNAMENT No. of Judges:  4

Saturday, October 29 (Registration Deadline: Fri. Oct. 21)

Kahuku High School

8:00 a.m.    Judges Check-in and Orientation (Band Room)

8:30 – 10:15 Round 1

8:30 – 10:55 Session 1  Congressional Debate, Session 1

10:30 – 12:00 Round 2

11:30 – 1:45 Session 2  Congressional Debate, Session 2

12:30 – 2:00 Round 3

Mahalo for all of your support,

Bill Teter

bill_teter@universitylaboratoryschool.org 

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