Monday, September 28, 2015

Oct 3rd @ Washington Tech Magnet

MN Urban Debate League 
Washington Tech Magnet 
1495 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117 [map, directions] 
3 October 2015

Bus Times  
7:30AM depart from Door 7 at EHS  
6:30PM return to EHS (estimate)

Note from Tournament Director
Dear Coaches,
We are so excited to welcome you to Washington Technology this Saturday! We are expecting over 200 kids, which is a great start to the year. We are doing a few things to promote community building, so I hope you will help us encourage it among your students.

When you arrive - please send your students to the Great Hall (cafeteria). We will have bagels, juice and fruit and "Get to know you Bingo". We want to encourage students to introduce themselves to one another. You are of course welcome to join them after you have finalized your entries in tab. 

We will also have name tags for coaches, judges and students. Please encourage your students to wear their name tags and introduce themselves before the start of the round. We will also ask judges to introduce themselves to the students. We would also really love it when folks are introducing themselves to include their pronouns (i.e. she/he/they). 

For many of us, we stick with the activity because of the friendships we make. I am hoping that we can help that along a bit, by introducing one another. =) 

Pack enough food to be self-sufficient for the entire day.  If that means you bring a giant bag from Byerly's, do it.   Supposedly they will have something to eat for breakfast and lunch, but I wouldn't rely on it - seriously, bring a day's worth of food.  It's the only tournament in town and we're going to make the best of it. 


Check-in: 7:45 - 8:15
Round 1: 8:30 - 10:30
Round 2: 10:30 - 12:30
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30
Round 3: 1:30 - 3:30
Round 4: 3:45 - 5:30
Awards: 5:45 - 6:15

Novice Policy
Maria Holtmeier and Elsa Hetletvedt
Jane Korsh and Lily Cushman
Lily Bothwell and Dani Peterson
Tessa Yaeger and Kerui Yang
Cole Matthews and Lucy Yang