Welcome to the home page for the 2020 Paradise Valley Invitational - Rangers vs. Bruins tournament hosted by Park High School on Jan 18, 2020 for High School students.

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Park High School welcomes you to the Rangers vs. Bruins Speech, Drama, and Debate Tournament on Saturday, January 18th , 2020!

Debate preliminary rounds will take place at Sleeping Giant Middle School (301 View Vista Drive), while Drama and Speech preliminary rounds and all FINAL rounds will be at Park High School (102 View Vista Drive).

REGISTRATION:

Registration will be at the Park High School main office between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. An entry fee of $5.00 will be charged for each participant. Registration will take place on ForensicsTournament.net: https://forensicstournament.net/paradisevalleyinvitational/20

Registration will close on Tuesday, January 14th at 5:00pm. Drops will be allowed via forensicstournament.net until Thursday the 16th. After that, please email drops to keaton.ramm@livingston.k12.mt.us

Each school may enter up to three entries in each event. Double entry is NOT allowed. A drop fee of $5.00 will be assessed for each contestant dropped after 4:00pm on Friday January 17th. If you have drops the morning of the tournament, please call/ text Keaton at 406.539.5256. 

MHSA Rules:

ALL MHSA rules will be enforced at this tournament.

FOOD

Lunch concessions will be available at the high school, which is right across the street from the middle school. We are trying for breakfast as well, but do not yet have a firm commitment. For now, encourage your students to bring their own breakfast. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the hospitality room for judges, coaches and drivers.

COMPETITION SITE:         

Debate preliminary rounds will be at Sleeping Giant Middle School (across the street from the high school) and Drama and Speech preliminary rounds will be at the high school. All final rounds will be held at Park High School.

The RecPlex will be used as the commons area for students. Students should be in the designated commons area when not in rounds, and not roaming the halls/pods. Please remember contestants may not be in competition rooms unless a judge or coach is present. My teachers are not sure what to expect, as this is one of our first tournaments in many years, and we want to make a good impression.

NOTE: After finals are done, we ask that students help set up additional chairs in the RecPlex for the awards assembly. We must use this space for our awards, as there will be a basketball game going in the gym at the same time.

COMPETITION:

There will be three preliminary rounds and finals in all. The schedule for the day is:

            Individual Events                                Extemp Draw                               Debate

                    8:30                                                   8:00                                          8:00

                  10:00                                                   9:30                                        10:00

                  11:30                                                 11:00                                        12:00

                    1:30                                                   1:00                                          1:30

All events will be conducted in accordance to the MHSA Handbook.

DEBATE TOPICS

LD topic will be the January topic:

LD: Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

 

Public Forum: Resolved: The United States should end its economic sanctions against Venezuela.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Keaton at 406.539.5256