• Extemporaneous Speaking

    Time: 7 min. maximum      Time signals: provided

    Draw Event                       Topics selected/prepared in draw room

    Topics will be chosen from those provided by the NFHS during the three months prior to State. Each contestant draws three topics and selects one. He/she will have 30 minutes to prepare, and may use an index and research periodicals during this time. Resource materials will not be provided by the tournament. During the presentation, the contestant may use a 4 x 6 note card written on one side. The topic will be handed to the judge before the contestant speaks and returned to the tab room by the judge at the conclusion of the round. The speech should be a synthesis of fact and opinion on the topic - not a memory test of any particular magazine.

    October topics

    November topics

    December topics

    January topics