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Debate and Speech

Kennebunk tournament canceled

Sadly, due to unforeseen facilities issues, Kennebunk has decided to cancel their November 21 tournament. Please refer to the tournament calendar and Congress deadlines for updates.

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Tournament Season

If you’ve already clicked around the web site, you’ll notice that some of the upcoming season details are live: Tournament calendar Extemp topics Updated by-laws Downloadable forms for paying membership dues Updated officers and moderators and committee members Check back often for tournament invitations, announcements, and more updates (like deadlines for submitting Congress bills and…
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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┬átournaments 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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Call for Nominations: Scholarship Awards

Another message from the secretary of the MFA, D’arcy Robinson: The MFA is soliciting nominations for student scholarship awards. There will be a scholarship in each of the three divisions: Speech, Debate, and Congressional Debate. We hope to announce the winners at the State Tournament. Coaches can nominate any worthy student. Write a short explanation…
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Call for Nominations: Coach and Judge of the Year

A message from the secretary of the MFA, D’arcy Robinson: It is that time of year again; we need to vote on a Coach of the Year and Judge of the Year. Coach of the Year For each candidate you choose to nominate, please write a short descriptor as to why the person deserves the…
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Due Dec. 1: NCFL Dues

A message from your NCFL District Chair: HI all, I have recieved dues and membership forms from the following schools: Poland Falmouth Cheverus Brusnwick Cape Elizabeth Bangor The deadline is Dec. 1 so that I can get the diocese registered by the 15th. Lets try and get four qualifiers this year! Thanks, D’Arcy Find the…
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