NWC News Desk

Judges needed for Jan. 6 and 7 high school forensics tournament

Posted December 21, 2011
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyo. - More than 300 students from nearly ­­­­­15 schools will be debating, persuading and entertaining their audiences at the 41st Annual Trapper Rendezvous Forensics Tournament for Wyoming high schools Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6 and 7, at Northwest College.

Because the tournament is so large, 50 judges are needed every round to score all the events, which include humorous, poetry, dramatic and duet interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, oratory and three forms of debate.

To help people feel more comfortable with judging, the NWC Forensics Department will hold 45-minute judging workshops on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 118 of the Orendorff Building.

Bob Becker, one of the NWC forensics coaches, said some people are hesitant to judge because they don't think they’re qualified but find it quite simple and enjoyable when they do it. The primary component of judging individual events is simply to rank performances from best to worst.

To find out more about judging forensics, email or call Bob Becker at (307) 754-6118.