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Announcements from September 15th

posted Sep 15, 2014, 8:24 PM by Eric Scheidler   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 8:26 PM ]

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements will be emailed out each Tuesday morning and also posted on the website.  It is not our plan at this time to repeat most of the announcements for our debate-only families while at club.


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

In addition to using only the downstairs bathrooms you need to know that FOOD AND DRINK are allowed only in the kitchen and the room where we eat across the hall.  No food and drink in other downstairs rooms and NO FOOD AND DRINK upstairs in lobby, debate rooms, or ANYWHERE UPSTAIRS.

Also, after dinner, PLEASE DO NOT THROW AWAY TRASH IN THE GARBAGE CANS in the lobby or education wing (where debate meets).  Either take it home or throw it away in one of the upstairs bathrooms.

We need help with a number of facility jobs.  Mary Vilim will be contacting each of you separately.


POTLUCK
Sign-up for the potluck is on-line, each week, at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Xro7ifcZeGR0GnLVD3c0t5rfDuFSBFgT_DjhHYJ-cJk/edit#gid=93791599.  There are tabs along the bottom for each week’s form.  When you sign up make sure you put your name and contact information at the top; AND sign up for a particular item to bring below.  Please alternate between “A” group items and “B” group items.

Please DO NOT expect that Christina will chase you down.  On Friday or so she estimates quantities based on the number of people that are signed up by that time so that people know how much to bring.  Signing up for the potluck the weekend before club makes things…difficult, so don’t do it…sign up now!!!  If she doesn’t have the items listed yet, at least put your name and the number of people so that she knows how many people are coming.  Then go back and check later to sign up for a particular item.


PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
Students are expected to be at the practice tournament on Saturday, December 6.  It’s an all-day affair.

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

At least one parent is expected to be there to help, but we hope the other parent can help, too, by judging.

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
Ignite supports the mission of NCFCA, the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association.  You do NOT have to join NCFCA to participate in Ignite.  We will have a practice tournament on Saturday, December 6.  It’s an all-day affair.  That is the only tournament students are required to participate in.  If you want to participate in Illinois’ NCFCA tournament (we don’t know where or when that will be yet), you must affiliate with NCFCA.

"Founded in 2001, the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association is the oldest and most established homeschool forensics league in the country. NCFCA is an organization dedicated to facilitating communications-based competitive activities to homeschooled high schoolers, placing particular emphasis on excellence in academic and personal integrity as students learn to communicate more effectively.  Our primary goal in NCFCA is to train students to be able to engage the culture for Christ. We do this by using competitive speech and debate as the venue through which students learn to think critically, articulate winsomely and communicate graciously in a manner that pleases God.  To provide these opportunities to home schooled students, NCFCA facilitates qualifying tournaments throughout the country and the annual national tournament."

Please go to the NCFCA website, http://www.ncfca.org/, and spend some time getting familiar with the website.

The country is split up into ten regions and we are in Region VI which includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.  Some of these states will have tournaments January-April.  There also will be three national open tournaments, in Idaho, North Carolina, and Minnesota, which anyone may attend.  Jody Cantey is our regional director and also our Illinois state rep.

We are having a tournament here in Illinois, place and dates to be announced.  We hope that many students from Ignite will choose to participate at least in the Illinois tournament, but again, affiliation with NCFCA and participation in NCFCA-sanctioned tournaments is not required for participation in Ignite.  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 $125 per family, it is a per-family fee.

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

Announcements from September 8th

posted Sep 9, 2014, 10:51 AM by Eric Scheidler   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 11:04 AM ]

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements will be emailed out each Tuesday morning and also posted on the website.

Parents, you are responsible for the information in the "About Us" section of the website.  This was also handed out at the information meeting or last night for those of you who hadn't picked up forms yet.


LEFT AT CLUB?
A small leather pocket Bible that buttons shut.  Left in speech room downstairs.


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

In addition to using only the downstairs bathrooms you need to know that FOOD AND DRINK are allowed only in the kitchen and the room where we eat across the hall.  No food and drink in other downstairs rooms and NO FOOD AND DRINK upstairs in lobby, debate rooms, or ANYWHERE UPSTAIRS.

Also, after dinner, PLEASE DO NOT THROW AWAY TRASH IN THE GARBAGE CANS in the lobby or education wing (where debate meets).  Either take it home or throw it away in one of the upstairs bathrooms.

We need help with a number of facility jobs.  Mary Vilim will be contacting you separately.


POTLUCK
Next week is the return of the Ignite potluck!  We are grateful to Christina Okesson for being instrumental in enabling the potluck to continue.

If you are planning to participate, sign up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Xro7ifcZeGR0GnLVD3c0t5rfDuFSBFgT_DjhHYJ-cJk/edit#gid=1851412248.


PRACTICE TOURNAMENT
Students are expected to be at the practice tournament on Saturday, December 6.  It’s an all-day affair.

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

At least one parent is expected to be there to help, but we hope the other parent can help, too, by judging.

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
Ignite supports the mission of NCFCA, the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association.  You do NOT have to join NCFCA to participate in Ignite.  We will have a practice tournament on Saturday, December 6.  It’s an all-day affair.  That is the only tournament students are required to participate in.  If you want to participate in Illinois’ NCFCA tournament (we don’t know where or when that will be yet), you must affiliate with NCFCA.

"Founded in 2001, the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association is the oldest and most established homeschool forensics league in the country. NCFCA is an organization dedicated to facilitating communications-based competitive activities to homeschooled high schoolers, placing particular emphasis on excellence in academic and personal integrity as students learn to communicate more effectively.  Our primary goal in NCFCA is to train students to be able to engage the culture for Christ. We do this by using competitive speech and debate as the venue through which students learn to think critically, articulate winsomely and communicate graciously in a manner that pleases God.  To provide these opportunities to home schooled students, NCFCA facilitates qualifying tournaments throughout the country and the annual national tournament."

Please go to the NCFCA website, http://www.ncfca.org/, and spend some time getting familiar with the website.

The country is split up into ten regions and we are in Region VI which includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.  Some of these states will have tournaments January-April.  There also will be three national open tournaments, in Idaho, North Carolina, and Minnesota, which anyone may attend.  Jody Cantey is our regional director and also our Illinois state rep.

We are having a tournament here in Illinois, place and dates to be announced.  We hope that many students from Ignite will choose to participate at least in the Illinois tournament, but again, affiliation with NCFCA and participation in NCFCA-sanctioned tournaments is not required for participation in Ignite.  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 $125 per family, it is a per-family fee.  But if you affiliate by September 15th (next Monday) there is an early-bird discount and affiliation is only $100.

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

Mark your calendar: IGNITE Speech & Debate Club fires back up 8/25

posted Aug 15, 2014, 6:51 PM by Eric Scheidler   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 6:51 PM ]

It's still summer, but we're already planning for another great season at Ignite Speech and Debate Club!

Are you a homeschooler looking for an activity to challenge your teen?  A classical education homeschooler who is ready to explore what the rhetoric stage should look like?  Do you want your student to learn to think clearly on their feet and argue persuasively?  To learn to analyze and perform literature using “theater of the mind” techniques?  To mix with other boys and girls while pursuing a common learning goal?  And to have the most fun in their life while doing so?

Ignite supports the mission of the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA), which states that formal speech and debate can provide a means for homeschooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God. 
The goal of Ignite is to provide a Christ-centered club for homeschooled students ages 12-18 that balances instruction, competition, formation and fellowship.

If it's something you want to consider for your student, we encourage you to attend
an informational meeting for new families on Monday, August 25, from 7-9 p.m.:

     IGNITE SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB OPENING MEETING

     WHEN: Monday, August 25, 7-9 p.m.
     WHERE: Grace Church of DuPage, 27W344 Galusha Ave, Warrenville
     MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/5aFKp

At the informational meeting, new families will be introduced to the various types of speeches students may participate in -- from interpreting short pieces of literature to defending the faith -- as well as both the "Lincoln-Douglas" and "Team Policy" debate formats.

Both new and returning families will have the opportunity to register for the upcoming 2014-15 club season at this meeting.

Again this year...junior speech for younger siblings ages 7-11!  (No fee.)  During the regular speech time 5-6:30 p.m.

Regular club meetings begin Monday, September 8. During the fall semester, students new to speech and debate will be in separate classes and must be accompanied by a parent.

Regular meetings will be run by parent directors with the assistance of alumni instructors and student leaders. Parents will be asked to help with critiquing speeches and debates.

And please FORWARD this message to any homeschooling family or group that might be interested in Ignite. More info is available at http://www.ignitechicago.org/ or by emailing Mary Vilim at mjvilim@gmail.com.

Here's looking forward to another exciting year!

P.S. Don't forget about the Ignite Speech Camp taking place July 29 and the Ignite Debate Camp taking place July 30-August 1.  Contact Jody Cantey at jodycantey@yahoo.com for more information.

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!

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