This year the Yale Invitational will be held on September 16-18. All team members who would like to compete should complete the Yale Invitational Sign-up. The registration window opens at 1pm on August 1, so any team member who signs up after risks being waitlisted. More information can be found on the Yale 2016 Invitation.
We are opening consideration for ANY team member to attend Yale this year, including new members who are rising 9th graders, up to a maximum of 25. All team members attending Yale will be asked to come to “preseason” meetings in the first two weeks of school before the tournament.
We would like to finalize the trip by August 29. Once we finalize numbers, paperwork and payment information will be distributed.
Senior Harry Kern travelled to Salt Lake City this week for NSDA Nationals. He helped represent Team NJ in the World Schools Debate event as part of a five-member team with students from other schools. The team advanced to the national octafinals, earning tenth place overall! Harry also ranked as the 34th best speaker in the tournament out of over 425 total. Congratulations!
The NSDA runs two livestreams of the national final rounds in ALL categories. Visit this link to see the schedule (all times in MDT) and make sure to watch the best of the best in the country (and the world). Interp finals are particularly impressive if you have time to watch. Enjoy!
Attending a camp is the single most effective way to improve your skills as a speaker or debater. Going to camp is tough, though – waiting lists, costs, and travel can make it difficult. Luckily there are a few online camp options available.
- The NSDA runs online institutes for various events (PF, LD, Congress, Interp, OO, Extemp. As resource package subscribers, our students get the most discounted rate for these institutes. Check the dates to see if you’re available.
- 3P Speech offers options for online coaching and institutes for the summer at affordable rates.
Five RHS Forensics team members travelled to Sacramento, CA for Memorial Day weekend for the NCFL Grand National Championship.
Congratulations to senior Rachel Loia (Oral Interpretation) and the senior team of Alyssa Spagnuolo and Noah Taylor (Duo Interpretation) for placing in the top 48 nationally in their events as national octafinialists!
We will be hosting a lunchtime interest meeting for current 9-11 graders interested in learning more about Forensics/Speech and Debate. Please feel free to stop by with friends and spread the word – there will be food, and no commitments are necessary. Come learn about what we do, why we do it, and what you might be good at in B164 at lunch on Thursday June 2.
Congratulations to our new officers for the 2016-17 school year:
|Vice-President of Speech
|Vice-President of Debate
|Captain of Speech
|Captain of PF/CON
The Boosters are again offering an application for their yearly scholarship. Any senior member is eligible to apply. The deadline is Monday, April 12. Please see below for information.
2016 Boosters Scholarship Application
Below is the election slate for our officer elections for the 2016-17 school year. Please note that uncontested or vacant positions will not be voted on. Remember to attend the candidates’ forum at lunch on Wednesday. Following the forum, check back here for the poll link, which will remain active for 24 hours.
2016 Forensics Election Slate