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2015-2016 Extemp Topics

Domestic Foreign October, November Pre-elections Religious freedom Homegrown terrorism Immigration, refugees China policies and politics The Other Americas (Canada, Central, South America) December add Second Amendment Rights The Washington Beltway European Union Islamic Extremists January add Economy Race Relations Immigration Economy Middle East Asia

Minutes for Fall 2015 Coaching Meeting

Sept. 11, 2015 8:30 Breakfast 8:55 Welcome and introductions Matt Leland (Lincoln Academy), Jason Curry (Greely), Kris Deveau (Brunswick), Michelle Adams (York), Pat Spilecki (Lewiston), Rod Robilliard (Erskine Academy), Dick Mullen (Cape Elizabeth), Dan Haskell (Cheverus), D’Arcy Robinson (Poland), Tim Wheeler (Skowhegan), Maura Smith (Skowhegan) Call for Vote for parliamentarian: Jason Curry nominated and elected…
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Congratulations, You’re Going to Ft. Lauderdale!

The following students are qualifiers and alternates for the 2015 National Catholic Forensic League in Fort Lauderdale, Florida over Memorial Day weekend. Qualifiers were determined at the NCFL National Qualifying Tournament at Poland Regional High School on February 14 and MFA State Tournament at Lewiston High School on February 7 (Student Congress only). There were…
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Resources & News for Maine District Tournament

Docket for Congressional Debate Download the Congressional Debate docket for the 2015 Maine District Tournament here. Topics for Extemporaneous Speaking Domestic Round 1 Congress Round 2 Economy Round 3 This Week in the News Foreign Round 1 ISIS Round 2 South America Round 3 This Week in the News World Schools Debate NSDA is piloting…
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Rescheduled dates for national qualifying tournaments

The NCFL National Qualifying Tournament has been rescheduled to 2/7. Registration closes 2/11 on Tabroom.com at 5 p.m. Qualifiers for Student Congress will be determined by participation and results of the Congressional Debate proceedings at the MFA State Tournament. Refer questions to the Maine Diocese Chair D’arcy Robinson of Poland High School. The NSDA Maine…
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States Postponed…again

We had several great years of State tournaments with great weather; we were due. The MFA State Tournament has been postponed again and is now rescheduled for Saturday, February 7. The venue remains the same (Lewiston High School). Keep an eye out for extended registration deadlines here and on Tabroom.com. As a result of pushing States…
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“Hey, Mom! I’m online!”

For the second year, NFHS Network will be back at the MFA State Tournament to stream select events and the awards ceremony. Like last year, there is a fee to view the tournament day-of, but we expect recordings to be posted some time in February or March. All the links to live streaming and archives…
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Docket for MFA State Tournament and NCFL National Qualifying Tournament

Click here to download the docket for the MFA State Tournament on January 24 and NCFL National Qualifying Tournament on January 31.

Registration open: Maine District Tournament

Attention NSDA-member schools: Registration is open for the District Tournament to be held on February 7 at Brunswick High School. Log into Joy of Tournaments with your NSDA/NFL credentials to register. Read the District Tournament Manual, event descriptions, and other important details at http://www.speechanddebate.org/ Registration closes at the end of January 30. Look here for more details…
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Invitation: NCFL National Qualifying Tournament @ Poland Regional High School

Updated 2/7 (Deadlines) To all NCFL-member Speech and Debate Coaches: The Maine Catholic Forensic League Diocese and Poland High School cordially invite all members of the Maine CFL organization to attend the National Qualifying Speech and Debate Tournament at Poland High School on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Please read through all the information in the invitation…
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