Month: March 2018

Northfield Mount Hermon – April 22, 2018

Northfield Mount Hermon

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Event Schedule
Event Guidelines

Dear Colleagues and Members of DANEIS,

You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual Northfield Mount Hermon Public Speaking Tournament, to be held on April 22, 2018. It includes three speaking opportunities in this order:

    1. Interpretive Reading (mandatory)
    2. After-Dinner or Persuasive Speaking (choose one)
    3. Impromptu Speaking (mandatory)

Speakers and coaches should arrive between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. We will be providing brunch in the morning, and a light meal after the third round of events. Event guidelines are linked above and we hope will answer your other questions.

Each school is expected to bring at least one judge. You may register one or more speakers with a maximum of five speakers. If you wish to bring a fifth speaker, we ask that you provide a second judge, if possible. To be eligible for team awards, you must register at least four speakers. First, second, and third place awards will be given in each category. Team trophies will also be awarded to first-, second-, and third place schools. A “best speaker” will also be named. Please read event guidelines carefully. We would ask that all After-Dinner and Persuasive speeches have been created within this academic year. Impromptu speeches must actually be impromptu… please no canned speeches! Registration is $20.00 per competitor, or $75.00 for a five person team. We have a field limit of 64 speakers.

Should you have last minute changes to your team, please contact Peter Weis on the morning of the tournament at (413)-325-3299.

Please respond by Friday, April 15. We look forward to hosting you in April.

Ellery Ketchum, Society President
Peter Weis, ’78, Advisor to the Debate Society
Russell Powell, Assistant Coach

Officers: Flo Auerbach, Allegra D’Virgilio, Carrie Kim, Melvin Mercado, Brooke Stephenson

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Belmont Hill – April 8, 2018

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Tournament Schedule & Format
Tournament Standings

Dear Debate Colleagues:

The Belmont Hill Lyceum cordially invites you to its annual debate tournament on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

As a reminder: In a change for us this year and going forward: The style of the debate will be Parliamentary Extemporaneous.

There will be three rounds of Parliamentary debate. We will be debating straight resolutions and using only points of information (no points of order, personal privilege, or heckling). There will be novice and advanced divisions, and schools are invited to enter one team in each division. Each team consists of four people. The charge for each four-person team is $75, and $15 per observer. Please send a check made out to Belmont Hill School or bring one on the day of the debate. Each four-person team must also include a judge; we will not be able to supply judges. Please RSVP by Friday, March 30, by email to, indicating the advanced and/or novice teams you plan to bring and the names of the debaters and judges (the names may also follow in a later email).

On the morning of the debate, please call 781-859-7256 if you have any changes; this practice will greatly facilitate the registration process.

Breakfast will be available for debaters, judges, coaches, and observers upon their arrival in the morning, and lunch will be available while the results are tabulated in the afternoon.

We hope you can join us, and we look forward to seeing you on April 8.

Jeanne Tift

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