Speech & Drama
Speech & Drama

Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic

Manual, Page 35, Sec. 9. The March-April topic from the NSDA (former NFL) website will be used at State.

Speech Championship Events

The following events will be used during the 2016-17 school year. Please refer to the KSHSAA Speech & Drama Manual for championship regulations.

  • Class 1A, 2A
  • Original Oration
  • Informative Speech
  • Oral Interpretation of Poetry
  • Oral Interpretation of Prose
  • Duet Acting
  • Serious Solo Acting
  • Humorous Solo Acting
  • Improvised Duet Acting
  • Extemporaneous Speech
  • Class 5A, 6A
  • Original Oration
  • Informative Speech
  • Oral Interpretation of Poetry
  • Oral Interpretation of Prose
  • Duet Acting
  • Dramatic Interpretation (Solo)
  • Humorous Interpretation (Solo)
  • Impromptu Speech
  • Domestic Extemporaneous Speech
  • Foreign Extemporaneous Speech
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Class 3A, 4A
  • Original Oration
  • Informative Speech
  • Oral Interpretation of Poetry
  • Oral Interpretation of Prose
  • Duet Acting
  • Serious Solo Acting
  • Humorous Solo Acting
  • Improvised Duet Acting
  • Extemporaneous Speech
  • Impromptu Speech

One Act Play
Please do not request coaches to present one-act plays before they have had their designated 15 minutes.

Festival Events
Regional and State Festival events will remain the same for all 6 classes. Each school may enter the following 11 events in any combination: Original Oratory, Informative Speech, Extemporaneous Speech, Humorous Solo Acting, Serious Solo Acting, Duet Acting, Oral Interpretation of Prose, Oral Interpretation of Poetry, Improvised Duet Acting, Impromptu Speech, and One-Act Play.

Extemporaneous Event (Foreign & Domestic) Categories:
Foreign

  • International Relations/Foreign Affairs/Int'l Agencies and organizations
  • Africa/Middle East
  • Western Europe/Eastern Europe/Russia
  • China/Japan/the rest of Asia including the Indian Subcontinent
  • Latin America/South America/Canada/Mexico/Caribbean
Domestic
  • Government – Local, State, Federal/Politics and Politicians/Public Service
  • America’s Social and Health Issues/Economy Business/Labor
  • U.S. Foreign Policy/Foreign Affairs/Military Issues
  • Science/Environment/Technology
  • America’s Judicial System/Education/Issues of Youth

Unannotated Indices Definition:

The Speech Advisory Committee has been asked to define “unannotated indices” as used in theKSHSAA Speech & Drama Manual, page 30, Sec. 3, Extemporaneous Speech.

Unannotated indices may include, but are not limited to:

  • An article file – contains articles from magazines, books, journals, newspapers, and/or other published printed material in original or copy form indexed by topic.
  • A card file - contains index cards organizing magazines or books articles by topic with only the following information: article title, source title, date, and page number.
  • Previous outlines of extemporaneous speeches, written notes on extemporaneous topics, prepared speeches from handbooks and briefs, notations in the margins of published printed materials shall be barred from the extemporaneous prep room.
  • “Blank” extemporaneous outline forms are NOT considered previous speeches or notes. Coaches are requested to reread both paragraphs of Extemporaneous Speech, Sec. 3. Preparation to avoid grievances at invitational or state speech tournaments.

 

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Speech Champions

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Overland Park-Blue Valley HS

Kansas City-Sumner Academy HS

Kansas City-Piper HS

Norton Community HS

Ellis HS

Jetmore-Hodgeman County HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


[Previous State Champions]


 

 
 
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