In case you missed it, the National Forensic League recently hosted its first online Spoken-Word Poetry Competition. The four winners, Emma Bleker (TX), Jason Fotso (MN), Annika Hansteen Izora (OR), and Erin Phillips (MA) will perform their original poetry as the opening act for Daniel Beaty at the awards ceremony for the 2013 National Tournament. Chosen out of the over eighty submissions, the winners represent just a few of the growing crossover between forensics and... Read the Full Story
If you think about it, campaigning for public office bears a striking resemblance to competing at a forensics tournament. The days are long, you meet tons of people, you make plenty of speeches, and you're energized by a mix of passion, ambition, and nerves. And in the end, if you've been able to persuade the people listening to your message, you come out on top. Hopefully the parallels prove useful for William Igbokwe. At twenty-three,... Read the Full Story
The 2013 National Tournament Lincoln-Douglas topic is Resolved: Oppressive government is more desirable than no government. Based on a nationwide vote, the 2013 National Tournament Public Forum topic is Resolved: The benefits of American drone strikes against foreign targets outweigh the harms. A total of 377 schools voted for the National Tournament resolution. The winning resolution received 71% of the vote. 2013 National Tournament Extemp Commentary Areas• Building with the BRICs• The Business... Read the Full Story
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