This event is limited to Freshmen and Sophomores. A student presents a memorized speech written by another orator.
- Students have 10 minutes (with a 30 second grace period).
- An introduction is memorized and must contain information about the author and original setting for the speech. It lasts no longer than 60 seconds.
- The student has chosen a speech previously given by another person and memorized it. The competitor’s presentation is an interpretation of the meaning of the message of the original speech.
- The judge should critique the delivery of the speech not its content.
Welcome to the 2021-2022 tournament season! We’re looking forward to an awesome competition season, albeit online. We plan to conduct all debate and limited prep events in real-time online, and will be conducting other speech events via asynchronous online competition (through recorded performances). Good luck to everyone as we prepare for amazing competitions!