It's Not American Idol, But You Can Judge Homeschool Speech & Debate

My friends in the Education Policy Center received the following notice in an email message, and wanted to let you know about the opportunity:


April 15-18, 2009
Region 3 Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament
First United Methodist Church
420 N. Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The NCFCA Speech and Debate League is holding their Region 3 Invitational Tournament in Colorado Springs this year and we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to spend a few hours (or days) to help judge the various events at this tournament. Students at this tournament have already placed as semi-finalists or finalists at their local and state competitions, so judges will have the opportunity to see some of the top speakers and debaters from the multi-state region.

Judge training will be provided so experience is not needed. Complimentary meals and snacks will be available and judges will enjoy entertaining dramatic interpretations, invigorating debates, and thought-provoking speeches from talented young people across the region.

If you are available to help judge during this tournament, please take a moment to visit the online link where you can review the schedule and register for the rounds you would like to judge.

We are excited that Colorado Springs has been chosen to host this exciting competition, but we need your help! We will need nearly 400 community judges to help the tournament run smoothly. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in volunteering, please pass along this invitation.

If you have any questions, you can call Kris or Maggie at the phone numbers listed below, or e-mail

Kris Wilson
(719)433-8128 (during tournament)

Maggie Carabelos

Have a great debate!