Congratulations to Phoenix Country Day School who won the ASDCA Middle School State Sweepstakes championship. Scottsdale Preparatory Academy was the runner-up team. The Arizona students of the future got a wonderful taste of what awaits them in high school. Thank you to treasurer John Wolnisty for his continued organization and support of this tournament.
Arizona Interscholastic Association
State Speech and Debate Advisory Committee
2016-2017 Sanctioned Events Calendar
August 13 – AZ Thespians Convention
August 20 – Arizona Speech and Debate Coaches Association Coaches Convention – Brophy College Prep
August 27 – New Coaches Workshop – TBD
September 7 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office
September 17 – Southwest Speech and Debate Institute Practice Tournament – Horizon HS
September 24 – Prep School Congress – Scottsdale Prep Academy
October 7-8 – Lost Dutchman – Red Mountain HS
October 21-22 – Jim Fountain Classic – McClintock HS
November 11-12 – Toro Country Classic – Mountain View HS
November 18-19 – Dobson Invitational – Dobson HS
November 18-19 – Arizona Thespians State Festival – Phoenix Convention Center
December 2-3 – ASDCA Winter Trophy – Division 1 – Arizona State University
Division 2 – Greenway
January 5-7 – ASU Southwest Championships – Arizona State University
January 12-13 – Prep School Tournament – Chandler Prep Academy
January 18 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office
January 21 – Grand Canyon University Speech Tournament – GCU
January 21 – Southern Arizona Acting Festival – University of Arizona
January 28 – Northern Arizona Acting Festival – TBD
January 28 – Central Arizona Acting Festival – TBA
February 10-11 – Bobcat Bonanza – Central HS
February 18 – State One-Act Play Festival – TBD
February 25 – National Speech and Debate Association Congress Qualifier Tournament – GCU
March 3-4 – SWSDI Tournament – Hamilton HS
March 17-18 – AIA State Tournament – Division 1 – ASU
Division 2 – Paradise Valley HS
March 24-25 – NSDA National Qualifier – Phoenix Country Day School
April 19 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office
UK Tournament of Champions
Congratulations to the following students who will compete in the final round tomorrow. The round will start shortly after the Awards ceremony at the Campbell House tomorrow:
The following students will serve as Presiding Officers:
Would the following judges report to the Mason Headley room tomorrow by 10:30
This semester has flown by. We are near the end of our in-state competitions and looking ahead to our post-season travel.
First, congratulations to our champions at the AIA State Speech and Debate Tournaments from this past weekend. Desert Vista was the Division 1 champion, and Phoenix Country Day School was the Division 2 champion. Our host schools, Chandler and Salpointe Catholic, were exceptional, and deserve all of our thanks for opening their campuses up to us.
Please, please, PLEASE remember that all paperwork for the NSDA Qualifier tournament is due by this THURSDAY, 3/24. This is due to NSDA requirements that everything get submitted 7 days in advance of the qualifier. The tournament will be held at Mountain View High School, and the link to the invitation is http://www.joyoftournaments.com/nfl/az/info.asp. Read all of the information contained in the invitation. This isn’t like our other tournaments, and failing to complete a form could cause your entry or entire team to get disqualified.
After a competitive first semester, a wonderful ASU Southwest Championship, and the resumption of our instate tournament season this past weekend, there are a few events coming up:
There is an AIA meeting this Wednesday.
The Bobcat Bonanza at Central High School has gone to waitlist status due to a larger entry than anticipated. The tournament directors hope to clear the waitlist as soon as they can. Also, remember that the Bobcat will use the February PF topic to prepare for Harvard and Berkeley.
Keep your eyes on the JOT webpage for more information about the NSDA qualifier series and the State tournaments. The Congress qualifier is on 2/27, so watch out for more information soon.
Thank you for all of your support this year, and here’s to keeping Arizona Speech and Debate some of the best in the country!
The AIA Speech and Debate Advisory Committee will hold its regular committee meeting on January 20th, 2016. If you have any items you wish discussed, submit them to your conference representative, or to Beth Clarke.
Here are the Division 1 Debate Ballots for the tournament held at ASU last weekend. Thank you to all of the judges and coaches who made this all possible, and huge thanks to the ASU Speech and Debate team for being our gracious hosts.