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2017 Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for August 26, 2017 at Amarillo High School. The following are programs currently scheduled.

COACHES
9:00am 38 Years of Theatre in 40 Minutes

- By Cody Duncan
Becoming Powerful Advocates

Teaching is a powerful and rewarding profession. We often teach students to use their voices to help make the world a better place. How can we, as teachers, make our voices heard more effectively to develop better advocacy skills?

– By Melissa Witt, Sami Womack, and Ryan Lovell
10:00am Live Coaching Session

Critiquing interp performances is rewarding, but it can also be quite challenging. Come and watch as veteran coach Mellessa Denny conducts live coaching sessions with interp performances.

– By Mellessa Denny
Learning to Love Literary Devices

Our speaking and debate competitions offer students great opportunities to develop advanced writing skills. This session delves into the idea of revitalizing the importance of incorporating literary devices into our students’ writing.

– By Heather Wallace-Weinette
11:00am Fun With Fillers

Debate and Oral Interpretation classes offer students great opportunities for creativity. Students often use these opportunities to greater effect after they get to know each other. This session will explore a few hands-on activities to do with students that will help them break the ice, or that can be used as fun and creative filler activities

– By Ryan Lovell
CX Topic Analysis

This broad topic allows students many different avenues for argumentation. Join us as we explore the main themes and case areas in this year’s topic.

- By Jonathan Robertson and James Markham (Student and Adults Invited)
12:00pm Business meeting at Jorges - 6051 Bell St, Amarillo, TX 79109


STUDENTS
9:00am Interp Performance Hour

Come listen to great performances from the WTAMU Forensics Team! Students will then have the chance to perform for members of the WTAMU Forensics team and get feedback on their performance.

– By the WTAMU Forensics Team
Paradigms – Not Just a Question and More than a Few Nickels

Adaptation in debate can be difficult to learn. This session explores how to adapt to the judges in the room.

– By Frank Recio
10:00am Make Your Voice Heard

Many students are passionate about different important issues facing society. Sometimes, however, it may be hard to know how to get involved and make a difference. In this session you will have the chance to hear from several community members who stepped up, got involved, and made their voices heard.

– By Laura Leal and Steven Denny
Competing in Congress – From Caucusing to Voting

Congressional Debate is a fun an intricate competition. This session delves into the world of Congress, from effective caucusing before the round, to embracing and developing the theatrics of the event.

– By Melissa Witt and Sami Womack
11:00am The Power of POI

POI allows students to tell powerful and engaging stories. Sometimes the hard part is finding the right story that will allow students to unlock the power of POI. Explore with us as we discuss how to use POI to advocate for what is most important to a student.

– By Louie Pacheco
CX Topic Analysis

This broad topic allows students many different avenues for argumentation. Join us as we explore the main themes and case areas in this year’s topic.

- By Jonathan Robertson and James Markham (Student and Adults Invited)
12:00pm Pizza and a movie at Amarillo High

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