From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


5/24/2004 4:12:46 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Opportunity for the Lynchburg Community--National Forensics Tournament

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

I would like to make you aware of an important opportunity coming to
your area. The only national forensics tournament held exclusively for
homeschool students will be held at Liberty University in Lynchburg on
June 2-5, and they would greatly appreciate your help with judging
this event. HSLDA is proud to be the organization that started this
league for homeschoolers and sponsored the national tournament for the
first four years. The league is now run by the National Christian
Forensics and Comminications Association (NCFCA), and we continue to
maintain a working relationship with that organization. I will be at
the tournament to judge the final round of policy debate competition
and also speak at the awards ceremony.

I would like you to consider judging at this event. The NCFCA is
looking for members from the Lynchburg community who would be willing
to give a couple hours of time to judge either policy or value debate
rounds and individual event (such as persuasive speech, original
oratory, dramatic interpretation, etc.) rounds. There will be rounds
each day - the specific times of each round on each day are listed
below. Thursday and Friday are the days with the greatest need for

There is no experience needed to judge at the tournament. The
competitors are trained to communicate effectively to someone with no
speech or debate experience. Plus, there is a 30 minute training
session before each round where someone will present a brief
explanation of the event you would be judging. Judges will be asked to
fill out an evaluation form after the competition round.

This is an opportunity to not only serve the homeschooling community
but to also have a chance to see the success of homeschooling itself.
I believe you will be encouraged and inspired to see the best
homeschool student speakers from around the country show the fruits of
their labors. This tournament is also a good opportunity to bring your
older children to view these events and get a taste for public
speaking and persuasion.

NCFCA would greatly appreciate your time and help. Only with your help
will the tournament be a success.

If you are able to judge or have any questions, please reply to
Heather Smith, NCFCA Judge Coordinator, at or


Mike Farris
HSLDA Chairman of the Board


Judging Schedule

Wednesday, June 2
12:30 - 2:00 pm Round One: Extemporaneous
2:45 - 4:15 pm Round Two: Extemporaneous
5:00 - 6:30 pm Round Three: Extemporaneous

Thursday, June 3
8:00 - 9:30 am Policy and LD Debate
10:00 - 11:30 am Round Two: Policy and LD Debate
12:00 - 2:00 pm Round One: Individual Events - Pattern A
2:00 - 3:30 pm Round Three: Policy and LD Debate
4:00 - 5:30 pm Round One: Individual Events - Pattern B
6:00 - 8:00 pm Round Four: Policy and LD Debate
8:00 - 10:00 pm Round Two: Individual Events - Pattern A

Friday, June 4
8:00 - 10:00 am Round Two: Individual Events - Pattern B
10:00 - 11:45 am Round Five: Policy and LD Debate
12:00 - 1:30 pm Round Three: Individual Events - Pattern A
2:00 - 3:30 pm Round Six: Policy and LD Debate
4:00 - 6:00 pm Round Three: Individual Events - Pattern B
5:45 - 7:15 pm Double Octofinals - Policy and LD Debate

Saturday, June 5
8:00 - 10:00 am Octofinals - Policy and LD Debate
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Semifinals - Individual Events
12:00 - 2:00 pm Quarterfinals - Policy and LD Debate
2:00 - 4:00 pm Semifinals - Policy and LD Debate
4:00 - 6:00 pm FINALS - Individual Events
6:00 - 8:00 pm FINALS - Policy and LD Debate

-> Will your friends stand by you in trouble?

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threatened. HSLDA is ready to stand by your side along with
75,000 other homeschool families.

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