58th Annual Heart of Cajun Country Speech and Debate Tournament

2023 — Lafayette, LA/US

58th Annual Heart of Cajun Country Speech and Debate Tournament


We are thrilled to host Lafayette Lions’ Mask and Gavel Goes Retro.

The students and parents are ready for your arrival.

We collapsed novice into varsity divisions in ALL events and are offering two divisions of debate for Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas.


Registration will take place in the Main Lobby, 2:45-3:30.

In debate events that are large enough, we will be power matching in Round 3 and Round 4.

In Individual Events and Duo, events with at least 18 entries will have a semi-final round.

In speech events, ranks will be cumulative through semi-finals. The ranks in finals will be the only ones that determine the final ranking.

We ask that all visitors (not competitors, coaches nor judges) adhere to the LPSS Clear Bag Policy.

Food trucks: Bring $ for Food trucks. We will also have concessions.

Louisiana Bean, Saturday 7:30-9 and 11-1

Southern "Kreole" Cravings, Friday 5-7 and Saturday 10:30-1

Come experience the Joie De Vivre of Lafayette! We look forward to seeing you!


Please park in the English Parking lot as the front circle will be limited . Please register in the Main Lobby.

Jolie Williamson

Head Coach

Rachel Melancon

Assistant Coach