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Ignite end-of-year party

posted May 9, 2014, 11:21 AM by Eric Scheidler   [ updated May 9, 2014, 11:21 AM ]

Hello IGNITE!

The moment that we've all been waiting for: the end of the year...I mean, the end-of-the-year party!

WHEN: Saturday, May 24th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and senior recognition right after dinner
WHERE: The Russells' lovely home at 2321 Big Woods Drive, Batavia, IL  60510

The club is providing hotdogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments, drinks, and plates/plastic utensils/napkins.  We would like each family to bring something to add to the meal.

If your last name begins with

    A - M please bring a LARGE dessert

    N - Z please bring a LARGE substantial side dish, such as beans, salad, fruit, or potato salad

Everyone that can should bring camp/folding chairs.  Possible activities include basketball, ultimate frisbee, and swing dancing or just hanging out.  Mrs. Cantey will be recognizing our seniors.

RSVP to Mary Vilim at mjvilim@gmail.com with number coming before May 23rd.

Pray for good weather!  Let's end the year in fun fellowship!

2013 Ignite Initiative Practice Tournament Awards

posted Dec 11, 2013, 8:45 AM by Eric Scheidler   [ updated Dec 11, 2013, 8:47 AM ]

We had a great tournament.  130 students competed this year in 52 debate rounds and 173 speeches were each given twice!

After Dinner Speaking
1 – Anna Delph
2 – Spencer Kolssak

Apologetics
1 – Rachel Bechtel
2 – Myles Mclean
3 – Melissa Lueken

Duo Interpretation
1 – Callahan/Callahan
2 – Bechtel/Bechtel
3 – Kaminski/Kaminski

Extemporaneous Speaking
1 – Melissa Lueken
2 – Margaret Schuhriemen
3 – Benjamin Rolsma

Humorous Interpretation
1 – Matthew DeLeon
2 – Jack Bechtel
3 – Dennis Russell

Illustrated Oratory
1 – Anna Johansen
2 – John Cramer

Impromptu
1 – Christopher Baldacci
2 – Melissa Lueken
3 – Blake Hansen

Informative Speaking
1 – Claire Scheidler
2 – Benjamin Rolsma
3 – Catherine Alles
 
Open Interpretation
1 – Anna Johansen
2 – Matthew DeLeon
3 – Makala Patterson

Persuasive
1 – Stefanie Klaves
2 – Joel Erickson
3 – Kirstin Erickson

Thematic Interpretation
1 – John Paul Russell
2 – Rachel Bechtel
3 – Cora Alles

IE Sweepstakes
1 – Melissa Lueken
2 – Rachel Bechtel
3 – Stefanie Klaves
4 – John Paul Russell
 
LD Speaker
1 – Rachel Bechtel
2 – Matthew DeLeon
3 – Evelyn Delph
4 – Abby Bechtel
 
LD Debate
1 – Rachel Bechtel
2 – Evelyn Delph
3 – Matthew DeLeon
4 – Abby Bechtel

TP Speaker
1 – Stephen Vilim
2 – Spencer Kolssak
3 – Sarah Hiett
4 – Melissa Lueken

TP Debate
1 – Pinckard/Vilim
2 – Hiett/Hiett
3 – Houchin/Tofte
4 – Horn/Reid

Announcements from November 18th

posted Nov 19, 2013, 11:05 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Nov 19, 2013, 11:05 AM ]

POTLUCK
It would be a tremendous blessing if you would sign up NOW for the potluck.  Rather than later.


JUDGE RECRUITMENT FOR PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
This practice tournament will include about 200 judging slots.  We need to recruit family members, friends, and people from the community to fill these slots.  Each family should plan on filling about 5 slots.  Send name, phone, email address, and what round(s) to Mary Vilim at mjvilim@gmail.com.

We have a number of families who have not recruited any judges.  If you are having trouble and need suggestions, see Mary Vilim.

If you are attending with your student, you are the "attending parent" and don't register as a judge.  The following families…Law, Okesson, Schuhriemen, Vilim…both parents are working.  If your spouse is also coming, please have them register as a judge.  Last year we had 22 spouses signed up to judge.  This year so far we have one!  We know that a number of you have made sacrifices so that just one parent can be there that day.  Let Mary Vilim know whether or not your spouse is coming and what round(s) they’re available and that will help her to get a preliminary judge count.


POOGLE PIZZA POLICY PARTY
There will be no club meeting next week, 11/25, the week of Thanksgiving.  However, there will be a Poogle Pizza Policy Party for the team policy students.  More information will be forthcoming from Mrs. Cantey.


DRESS REHEARSAL

December 2nd will be a dress rehearsal.  All students are to come to club that evening dressed in tournament attire.  We will be following the NCFCA dress code which says:
The spirit of the Dress Code is modesty and professionalism with the intent to glorify Christ.  The goal is to minimize the focus on the body or outward appearance and maximize the focus on the development of ideas and communication skills.  Competitors must be professional, clean and well groomed.  The letter of the Dress Code is as follows: a. Gentlemen: Gentlemen shall wear suits or sport coats with dress slacks, together with a tie.  b. Ladies: Modesty is the key and may include suits, dresses, and skirts with hemlines to the bottom of the knee.  Tight‐fitting/low‐cut clothing is inappropriate.  Midriff must remain covered when gesturing in speeches.
Questions about the dress code?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.


CLUB SCHEDULE
December 2nd, the Monday before the practice tournament, is also our last meeting for the year.  Club meetings will resume on January 6th.


11/11 practice tournament quiz

posted Nov 15, 2013, 8:46 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 8:46 AM ]

Where do the judges for the tournament come from?  They are recruited by Ignite families!  So do it!  5 judges per Ignite family.

What time do our first judges arrive?  8:45 a.m.

Do you arrive at the same time our judges arrive?  NO!

What time do you need to arrive?  7:30 a.m. to set up.  Parents and students will be setting up debate rooms, check-in, ballot push, ballot return, judges hospitality, etc.  Please arrive by 7:30 so that things are set up by the time our judges arrive.  We need everyone to help!

Raise your hand if you are a speech-only student.  What will you be doing during the debate rounds?  Timing debate!

Raise your hand if you are a debate-only student.  What will you be doing during the speech rounds?  Timing limited preparation speech events!

How do you know where you’re supposed to be?  It will be posted in more than one location.  Look for “postings” or ask someone where “postings” are.

Do you know what a door posting is?  A door posting is posted on the door of a competition room and lists all the competitors’ names.  When you exit the room after you have given your speech, cross your name off the door posting so that the hall monitors can keep track of who have given their speech.

Do the speakers go in the order of the names on the posting?  NO!  The names are in alphabetical or random order.  Go to your competition room(s) and give your speech(es) as soon as possible.  If your fellow competitors have more speeches to give than you do, let them go ahead of you.

When are the only times you are NOT in a competition room?  1) When you’re eating your lunch; 2) during speech rounds when you’re waiting to enter a room to give your speech; and 3) between rounds when you’re moving between rooms.  Otherwise we want you in a room observing.

If you are a competitor in a speech round, you wait until you have how many judges?  THREE!  And make sure there is a timer; it may be one of the judges.

If you are a competitor in a debate round, you wait until you have how many judges?  ONE!  And make sure there is a timer; it CANNOT be one of the judges.

Will you be penalized if you use a script?  Not at our practice tournament, but it limits your effectiveness as a speaker.

If you are giving a limited prep speech (impromptu, apologetics, or extemp), may you watch the other competitors in your room?  Not until you have given your own speech.

May you enter a room when someone is giving their speech?  No, wait until they are done.

May you talk among yourselves when someone is giving their speech?  NO!  Please show respect and listen quietly.

When do you put your stuff back in your car?  After awards…NOT!  We will be re-setting the facility and taking everything out immediately after the last debate round, BEFORE AWARDS!

Announcements from November 11th

posted Nov 12, 2013, 7:05 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Nov 12, 2013, 7:06 AM ]

POTLUCK
Is there anything I can say to convince you to go sign up NOW?


JUDGE RECRUITMENT FOR PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
This practice tournament will include about 200 judging slots.  We need to recruit family members, friends, and people from the community to fill these slots.  Each family should plan on filling about 5 slots.  Send name, phone, email address, and what round(s) to Mary Vilim at mjvilim@gmail.com.  If you are attending with your student, you are the "attending parent" and don't register as a judge.  If your spouse is also coming, please have them register as a judge.


PRACTICE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
Everyone should be registered!  Questions?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.


POOGLE PIZZA POLICY PARTY
There will be no club meeting 11/25, the week of Thanksgiving.  However, there will be a Poogle Pizza Policy Party for the team policy students.  More information will be forthcoming from Mrs. Cantey.


DRESS REHEARSAL
December 2nd will be a dress rehearsal.  All students are to come to club that evening dressed in tournament attire.  We will be following the NCFCA dress code which says:

The spirit of the Dress Code is modesty and professionalism with the intent to glorify Christ.  The goal is to minimize the focus on the body or outward appearance and maximize the focus on the development of ideas and communication skills.  Competitors must be professional, clean and well groomed.  The letter of the Dress Code is as follows: a. Gentlemen: Gentlemen shall wear suits or sport coats with dress slacks, together with a tie.  b. Ladies: Modesty is the key and may include suits, dresses, and skirts with hemlines to the bottom of the knee.  Tight‐fitting/low‐cut clothing is inappropriate.  Midriff must remain covered when gesturing in speeches.

Questions about the dress code?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.


CLUB SCHEDULE
December 2nd, the Monday before the practice tournament, is also our last meeting for the year.  Club meetings will resume on January 6th.



Announcements from November 4th

posted Nov 5, 2013, 8:22 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Nov 5, 2013, 8:22 AM ]

NAMETAGS
Nametags are back!  They are in the file box in the lobby as you come in.

Please return your nametag to the box each week.

And don’t lose it because we need to re-use the plastic holders.


POTLUCK
Sign up.  Now.  I really mean now.


JUDGE RECRUITMENT FOR PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
Judge recruitment…more information imminent!


PRACTICE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
Reminder: Registration for the practice tournament opens ONE week from now, on Monday, November 11.  Ignite families will be registering, preferably before they come to club that day, or at club if they need help.

Make sure before you register that you have entered information for each of your students in the “My Students” information of your NCFCA dashboard.

When registration opens, log in to your dashboard and click on “Ignite Initiative” and follow the instructions.  Use the attending parent’s name for “Judge” and use the attending parent’s name or chaperone’s name for “Chaperone”.

After your registration is received you will receive an invoice.  Please pay via Paypal at pay@ignitechicago.org.  If you’re not able to pay via Paypal, please snail mail a check payable to “Ignite Chicago” along with a copy of your invoice to Ignite Chicago, c/o Jody Cantey, 75 Hawkins Circle, Wheaton, IL 60189.  Payment must be mailed the same day that the invoice is received.


POOGLE PIZZA POLICY PARTY
There will be no club meeting 11/25, the week of Thanksgiving.  However, there will be a Poogle Pizza Policy Party for the team policy students.  More information will be forthcoming from Mrs. Cantey.


DRESS REHEARSAL
December 2nd will be a dress rehearsal.  All students are to come to club that evening dressed in tournament attire.  We will be following the NCFCA dress code which says:

The spirit of the Dress Code is modesty and professionalism with the intent to glorify Christ.  The goal is to minimize the focus on the body or outward appearance and maximize the focus on the development of ideas and communication skills.  Competitors must be professional, clean and well groomed.  The letter of the Dress Code is as follows: a. Gentlemen: Gentlemen shall wear suits or sport coats with dress slacks, together with a tie.  b. Ladies: Modesty is the key and may include suits, dresses, and skirts with hemlines to the bottom of the knee.  Tight‐fitting/low‐cut clothing is inappropriate.  Midriff must remain covered when gesturing in speeches.

Questions about the dress code?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.


CLUB SCHEDULE
December 2nd, the Monday before the practice tournament, is also our last meeting for the year.  Club meetings will resume on January 6th.


10/28 practice tournament quiz

posted Oct 29, 2013, 10:31 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Oct 29, 2013, 10:32 AM ]

When is the practice tournament?  Saturday, December 7

Where is the practice tournament?  IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton, same as last year

When does registration open?  TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY!  Monday, November 11.  Ignite families will be registering earlier that day or at club that evening.

Are you expected to be at the practice tournament?  YES!

How long will the practice tournament last?  From the early morning into the early evening.

Must the young gentlemen wear a tie and a suit coat?  Yes!  May the young ladies’ wear mini-skirts?  NO, certainly not!  More information about the dress code will be sent out with the announcements tomorrow.

For speech students, what is the minimum number of speech events?  One.  Maximum?  Three.

Debate students will do what?  Debate!

Raise your hand if you are a speech-only student.  What will you be doing during the debate rounds?  Timing debate!  Mrs. Vilim will be training you or giving you some refresher instruction.

Raise your hand if you are a debate-only student.  What will you be doing during the speech rounds?  Timing limited preparation speech events!  Those events are impromptu, extemporaneous, and apologetics.  You will receive training at the tournament before the first speech rounds begins.  Report to the timer table before the first speech round.

Where do the judges for the tournament come from?  They are recruited by Ignite families!  Attending parents of non-Ignite students will also judge, but that will not be enough.  We will do some “community” recruiting also, but we need Ignite families to recruit some judges!

How many judges does each family need to recruit?  Currently Mrs. Vilim thinks 5.

When do we start recruiting judges?  Mrs. Vilim will send out information this coming weekend.

What time do our first judges arrive?  8:45 a.m.

Do you arrive at the same time our judges arrive?  NO!

What time do you need to arrive? 
7:30 a.m. to set up.  Parents and students will be setting up debate rooms, check-in, ballot push, ballot return, judges hospitality, etc.  Please arrive by 7:30 so that things are set up by the time our judges arrive.  We need everyone to help!

Announcements from October 28th

posted Oct 29, 2013, 10:30 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Oct 29, 2013, 10:31 AM ]

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAMETAGS
Nametags are back!  Look for them on the table when you come in and put them back before you leave.


POTLUCK
Sign up.  Now.


PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
The practice tournament quiz will continue to be administered at club each week and will also be sent out each Tuesday so you can study up for the following week.  Parents and students should know all the answers!  If you have a question about the practice tournament, look there first.

Tournament jobs have mostly been assigned and will be announced this week.  Ignite does not have enough families to cover all the jobs and we’ll be looking for some outside help.

Judge recruitment…more information coming very soon!  Start thinking of whom you might ask to come judge at our practice tournament!

Reminder: Registration for the practice tournament opens two weeks from now, on Monday, November 11.  Ignite families will be registering before they come to club that day or at club.

Dress code: All students need to come dressed in tournament attire.  We will be following the NCFCA dress code which says:
The spirit of the Dress Code is modesty and professionalism with the intent to glorify Christ.  The goal is to minimize the focus on the body or outward appearance and maximize the focus on the development of ideas and communication skills.  Competitors must be professional, clean and well groomed.  The letter of the Dress Code is as follows: a. Gentlemen: Gentlemen shall wear suits or sport coats with dress slacks, together with a tie.  b. Ladies: Modesty is the key and may include suits, dresses, and skirts with hemlines to the bottom of the knee.  Tight‐fitting/low‐cut clothing is inappropriate.  Midriff must remain covered when gesturing in speeches.
Questions about the dress code?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.


OLD ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACILITY
We’re grateful to Grace for the use of their facility.  They ask that we use the BASEMENT BATHROOMS only.

If you move tables, chairs, etc. please put them back when you are done.

Parents, after dinner remember to take your stuff upstairs.  If you brought something that needs refrigeration, look in the refrigerator, it might be in there!

Junior speech students, you may stay downstairs after dinner, but when you come upstairs bring your stuff including your junior speech folders!


POTLUCK
1.    Parents, make sure you sign up EARLY, by Friday at the latest, at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqOjdNSX5PrNdHdqdEdVMExlSnh2ODdrbGEtcEs0c0E#gid=8Please don’t make Christina have to contact you.
2.    Make sure you sign up both at the TOP with your name and contact info and number who are participating; AND at the BOTTOM for a particular item.
3.    Please ALTERNATE between “A” group items and “B” group items.
4.    If you usually participate but will not be for a particular week, let her know that, too.  Or sign up with a “zero”.


SMALL GROUP LEADERS
If you are leading a small group until dinner time, please lead or have one of the students lead the group in grace before dinner.


JUNIOR SPEECH
Questions about Ignite Jr. Club!?  Please contact Sheryl at sherylslaw@yahoo.com.


NCFCA
The 2014 Region 6 tournament schedule has been announced.  It is:

The Wisconsin Ice Breaker – Jan. 19-22, registration will be Sunday, held again in Oshkosh, WI
 
The Hoosier Qualifier – Feb. 5th – 8th, registration will be Wednesday, held at the Community Church of Greenwood, IN
 
The Illinois’ Best of the Midwest, Mar. 2nd through 5th, registration will be on Sunday, held at St. Francis University, Joliet, IL
 
The Ohio Qualifier (name TBD), April 2nd through the 5th, registration will be Wednesday, held at Tri-County Baptist Church Westchester, OH
 
Region 6 Regional Tournament, April 30th through May 3rd, banquet (location TBD) and registration will be on Wednesday, Community Church of Greenwood, IN

You do NOT have to join NCFCA to participate in Ignite.  We will have a practice tournament on Saturday, December 7.  It’s an all-day affair.  That is the only tournament students are required to participate in.  But if you want to participate in Illinois’ NCFCA tournament in Joliet in early March, you must affiliate with NCFCA.

We hope that many students from Ignite will choose to participate at least in the Illinois tournament.  If you do not plan to participate in the Illinois tournament, you are more than welcome to come with your student to see what it's like.  You can help us by judging and your student can help us by observing rounds and by timing.

If you would like to affiliate, go to the NCFCA website and click on "New To NCFCA? Click Here to Get Started!"  Affiliation is $55 per family, it is a per-family fee.  You have until December 31st to affiliate.  After that date the fee goes up to $70.

Questions about NCFCA?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.

Announcements from October 21st

posted Oct 22, 2013, 5:41 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Oct 22, 2013, 5:42 AM ]

FACILITY
We’re grateful to Grace for the use of their facility.  They ask that we use the BASEMENT BATHROOMS only.

If you move tables, chairs, etc. please put them back when you are done.

Parents, after dinner remember to take your stuff upstairs.  If you brought something that needs refrigeration, look in the refrigerator, it might be in there!

Junior speech students, you may stay downstairs after dinner, but when you come upstairs bring your stuff including your junior speech folders!


POTLUCK
1.    Parents, make sure you sign up EARLY, by Friday at the latest, at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqOjdNSX5PrNdHdqdEdVMExlSnh2ODdrbGEtcEs0c0E#gid=8Please don’t make Christina have to contact you.
2.    Make sure you sign up both at the TOP with your name and contact info and number who are participating; AND at the BOTTOM for a particular item.
3.    Please ALTERNATE between “A” group items and “B” group items.
4.    If you usually participate but will not be for a particular week, let her know that, too.  Or sign up with a “zero”.


SMALL GROUP LEADERS
If you are leading a small group until dinner time, please lead or have one of the students lead the group in grace before dinner.


JUNIOR SPEECH
Questions about Ignite Jr. Club!?  Please contact Sheryl at sherylslaw@yahoo.com.


PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
Students are expected to be at the practice tournament on Saturday, December 7.  It’s an all-day affair.

The tournament will held at IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton.

Registration will open on Monday, November 11.  Ignite families will be registering that afternoon or at club that evening.

Speech students are expected to compete in at least one speech event with a maximum of three.  Debate students will debate.

Speech-only students will be timing debate during debate rounds.  Debate-only students will be timing limited prep speeches during speech rounds.

At least one parent is expected to be there to help, but we hope the other parent can help, too, by judging.  Mary Vilim will be contacting you about what you can help with if she hasn’t already.

ALSO, please start thinking of family and friends you can ask to judge.  Last year we needed each family to fill about 5 judge slots.  Your spouse can fill at most 3 if s/he comes all day.  We will do some “community” recruiting also.  And when thinking of who you might recruit to judge, save some for Joliet, for those of you planning to compete at that tournament!

You do not need to affiliate with NCFCA to participate in the practice tournament.  You do not need to affiliate with NCFCA to participate in Ignite.


NCFCA
The 2014 Region 6 tournament schedule has been announced.  It is:

The Wisconsin Ice Breaker – Jan. 19-22, registration will be Sunday, held again in Oshkosh, WI
 
The Hoosier Qualifier – Feb. 5th – 8th, registration will be Wednesday, held at the Community Church of Greenwood, IN
 
The Illinois’ Best of the Midwest, Mar. 2nd through 5th, registration will be on Sunday, held at St. Francis University, Joliet, IL
 
The Ohio Qualifier (name TBD), April 2nd through the 5th, registration will be Wednesday, held at Tri-County Baptist Church Westchester, OH
 
Region 6 Regional Tournament, April 30th through May 3rd, banquet (location TBD) and registration will be on Wednesday, Community Church of Greenwood, IN

You do NOT have to join NCFCA to participate in Ignite.  We will have a practice tournament on Saturday, December 7.  It’s an all-day affair.  That is the only tournament students are required to participate in.  But if you want to participate in Illinois’ NCFCA tournament in Joliet in early March, you must affiliate with NCFCA.

We hope that many students from Ignite will choose to participate at least in the Illinois tournament.  If you do not plan to participate in the Illinois tournament, you are more than welcome to come with your student to see what it's like.  You can help us by judging and your student can help us by observing rounds and by timing.

If you would like to affiliate, go to the NCFCA website and click on "New To NCFCA? Click Here to Get Started!"  Affiliation is $55 per family, it is a per-family fee.  You have until December 31st to affiliate.  After that date the fee goes up to $70.

Questions about NCFCA?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.

Announcements from October 14th

posted Oct 15, 2013, 6:36 AM by Mary Vilim   [ updated Oct 15, 2013, 6:36 AM ]

NAMETAGS
The nametags will be back soon!

Please return your nametag to the box each week.  And don’t lose it because we need to re-use the plastic holders.  If you forget to put it back, bring it the following week!


FACILITY
We’re grateful to Grace for the use of their facility.  They ask that we use the BASEMENT BATHROOMS only.  If you move tables, chairs, etc. please put them back when you are done.

Parents, after dinner remember to take your stuff upstairs.  If you brought something that needs refrigeration, look in the refrigerator, it might be in there!

Junior speech students, you may stay downstairs after dinner, but when you come upstairs bring your stuff including your junior speech folders!


POTLUCK
1.    Parents, make sure you sign up EARLY, by Friday at the latest.  Please don’t make Christina have to contact you.  Sign-up forms for the next three weeks are up and ready!  Same place as always: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqOjdNSX5PrNdHdqdEdVMExlSnh2ODdrbGEtcEs0c0E#gid=6
2.    Make sure you sign up both at the TOP with your name and contact info and number who are participating; AND at the BOTTOM for a particular item.
3.    Please ALTERNATE between “A” group items and “B” group items.
4.    If you usually participate but will not be for a particular week, let Christina know that, too.  Or sign up with a “zero”.


SMALL GROUP LEADERS
If you are leading a small group until dinner time, please lead or have one of the students lead the group in grace before dinner.


JUNIOR SPEECH
Questions about Ignite Jr. Club!?  Please contact Sheryl at sherylslaw@yahoo.com.


PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
Students are expected to be at the practice tournament on Saturday, December 7.  It’s an all-day affair.

The tournament will held at IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton.

Registration will open on Monday, November 11.  Ignite families will be registering that afternoon or at club that evening.

Speech students are expected to compete in at least one speech event with a maximum of three.  Debate students will debate.

Speech-only students will be timing debate during debate rounds.  Debate-only students will be timing limited prep speeches during speech rounds.

At least one parent is expected to be there to help, but we hope the other parent can help, too, by judging.  Tournament jobs…coming soon!

You do not need to affiliate with NCFCA to participate in the practice tournament.  You do not need to affiliate with NCFCA to participate in Ignite.


NCFCA
The 2014 Region 6 tournament schedule has been announced.  It is:

The Wisconsin Ice Breaker – Jan. 19-22, registration will be Sunday, held again in Oshkosh, WI
 
The Hoosier Qualifier – Feb. 5th – 8th, registration will be Wednesday, held at the Community Church of Greenwood, IN
 
The Illinois’ Best of the Midwest, Mar. 2nd through 5th, registration will be on Sunday, held at St. Francis University, Joliet, IL
 
The Ohio Qualifier (name TBD), April 2nd through the 5th, registration will be Wednesday, held at Tri-County Baptist Church Westchester, OH
 
Region 6 Regional Tournament, April 30th through May 3rd, banquet (location TBD) and registration will be on Wednesday, Community Church of Greenwood, IN

You do NOT have to join NCFCA to participate in Ignite.  We will have a practice tournament on Saturday, December 7.  It’s an all-day affair.  That is the only tournament students are required to participate in.  But if you want to participate in Illinois’ NCFCA tournament in Joliet in early March, you must affiliate with NCFCA.

We hope that many students from Ignite will choose to participate at least in the Illinois tournament.  If you do not plan to participate in the Illinois tournament, you are more than welcome to come with your student to see what it's like.  You can help us by judging and your student can help us by observing rounds and by timing.

If you would like to affiliate, go to the NCFCA website and click on "New To NCFCA? Click Here to Get Started!"  Affiliation is $55 per family, it is a per-family fee.  You have until December 31st to affiliate.  After that date the fee goes up to $70.

Questions about NCFCA?  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com.

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