SPEECH BREAKS

There are two preliminary rounds and one final for all speech events. Additionally, the following events will break to a semifinal round:

  • Apologetics
  • Extemp
  • Open Interp
  • Original Oratory
  • Persuasive

Speech Semifinalists will be announced in the Opening Gathering on Saturday (begins at 8:30 AM Central).

Speech Finals will be announced in the Student Room at 3:00 PM Central.

All students who break will receive a green check. In larger events, there will be checks awarded for more students than just those who break to outrounds. Green checks are awarded to the top 40% of competitors within that event (top 50% for Oratory Analysis).