Westfield High School Mustang Winter Magic Classic TFA NIETOC
2022 — Houston, TX/US
2022 Westfield High School Mustang Magic
TFA/NIETOC QUALIFYING BID TOURNAMENT
Westfield High School is excited to announce its second annual TFA/NIETOC-qualifying Speech and Debate tournament on December 16-17, 2022
Westfield High School
16713 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77090
We will offer all traditional TFA events IN PERSON! We will offer all TFA and NIETOC qualifying events and World Schools debates! Please join us in rebuilding our program in the speech and debate world. We are motivated to offer a great tournament experience.
Tab Master: Jay Stubbs
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We are thrilled you have chosen to join us for your competition weekend. We will strive to do our best for the benefit of all students and coaches.
We will have trophies, great food, and a themed ambiance! POSITIVE ENERGY ALL AROUND!
It is important that all squad members have the opportunity to compete and get as much experience as necessary, so we will be offering many novice events.
Many of our judges will be members of the community and school district. The volunteer judges we recruit are provided with a training course the week before the tournament. We require schools to provide judges Contract judges will be used for advancing rounds of debate. Public Forum judges will be lay judges. Coaches will only be asked to judge at a minimum and as a last resort in some cases. We want coaches to be available to their students.
Please pay attention to the drops/add dates including for your campus judges. We would really like to have everything in Tabroom within a week before the tournament begins to help us know how many people we need for coverage. If you have any questions text me on my cell phone or email me.
DROP FEES WILL BE COLLECTED and BILLED to schools dropping the day of competition. THIS WILL BE NOTED for drops happening on Saturday, also. Your school will be billed.
PLEASE make checks payable to:
WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
SPEECH & DEBATE PROGRAM
16713 ELLA BLVD
HOUSTON, TX 77090
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to LaMonde Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-308-0038 cell phone
Until We Meet,
Director of Speech and Debate – Westfield High School
Brackets: Brackets will be broken in all debate events.
Independent Entries: All entries must be sanctioned by their school and have supervision by a chaperone who is an employee of the school or school district. Employee chaperones must be either in the waiting room for coaches or judging a round at all times. Parents or other adults associated with students participating in the tournament do not satisfy this requirement.
Judging: Your school must have a coach/sponsor/judge available for all tournament times/rounds to provide support for the tournament and judge as needed.
Mask Policy: https://www.springisd.org/covid19
***For arrivals PRIOR TO 12pm, Friday, December 16***Buses will drop off students in our circle drive located towards the back of the building. SEE MAP and buses should park in the holding area in the North parking area. Students will be greeted and led to our performing arts center auditorium. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EATING OR DRINKING IN THIS AREA. There are restrooms located right outside of the auditorium. Students are prohibited from walking anywhere else in the school prior to the dismissal of our regular student population.
***For arrivals after 12:30 pm, Friday, December 16*** buses should drop students off in the FRONT of the school off ELLA BLVD. Students will enter directly into the cafeteria. Buses will park in the NORTH parking lot. The school does not dismiss until 12:00 pm. Please do not unload until 12:30 pm if you are arriving close to 12pm.
Cafeteria Seating: Schools will seat themselves upon arrival at the direction of their head coach. Students are encouraged to socially distance themselves and not infringe on other schools within the cafeteria throughout the tournament. There is limited outdoor seating available for those who would prefer that option.
Concessions: Concessions will be provided for students in a designated concession stand area located just outside of the cafeteria. Students may also elect to purchase individually served food from any of our vendors. Vendors/Food trucks will be announced as they are confirmed.
Social Distancing: Throughout the tournament, competitors are encouraged to socially distance themselves from other competitors. This includes, but is not limited to, before rounds, during rounds, and congregating in the cafeteria between rounds.
For the purposes of social distancing, tournament administration is okay with competitors sitting along the “Disco” hallway or main hallway adjacent to the cafeteria to prep in between rounds as opposed to sitting in the cafeteria. These areas will be clearly marked. However, competitors should not be outside of the cafeteria or main hallway unless competing.
-Entry Deadline is Monday, December 12, 2022 at 11:59PM.
Region IV Scaffold
Students will run for P.O. in all sessions of Congress.
World Schools Topics
Round 1: In art and popular culture, This House believes that creating new lead characters for minorities (e.g. Black Panther, Shang-Chi, and Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) is preferable to recasting them in existing roles already played by other actors/communities (e.g. Ghostbusters, The Little Mermaid).
Round 2: In art and popular culture, This House believes that creating new lead characters for minorities (e.g. Black Panther, Shang-Chi, and Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) is preferable to recasting them in existing roles already played by other actors/communities (e.g. Ghostbusters, The Little Mermaid).
Round 3: IMPROMPTU
Quarters: This House supports mandatory voting in national elections.
Semis: This House regrets the rise in popularity of the True Crime genre (e.g. Netflix's Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story, the My Favorite Murder podcast).
*If Quarterfinals are not needed, we will not use that topic. *
Policy - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.
Public Forum - Resolved: The United States’ strategy of Great Power Competition produces more benefits than harms.
Lincoln-Douglas - Resolved: The People’s Republic of China ought to prioritize environmental protection over economic growth.