In approximate chronological order throughout the school year:
Math Madness - October 2019 - March 2020 (invitation only)
AMC 8 - November 2019 and AMC10 - February 2020 (invitation only)
Science Fair - January 2020 - Please note, this is not a school wide Science Fair - students will need to present ideas and a selection will be made of the 15 projects that will participate in the County Competition. More information will be passed along through science teachers.
History Bee - January 2019
Geography Bee - January 2020
Science Bee - January 2019
TCQB - February 2020
TQAAC - April 2020
Forensics - Speech and Debate - May 2020
Knowledge Bowl - May 2020 (invitation only)
Writing Competition: Daughter's of the American Revolution: This year's contest:
2019 winner: Suhan Neema, 8th grader
Bio-Medical Essay and Poster competition: https://www.psbr.org/programs-19/essay-contest
Student and Parent Resources
Forensics - Public Speaking (Speech and Debate): May 2020. Will be held at the Technical College High School Brandywine Campus on Boot Road, Downingtown, PA - Judges are needed. If parents are able to judge, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, students will be able to register for a maximum of two events with the exception of debate and discussion. If a student is participating in either debate or discussion, that will be their only event.
Forensics Events Overview
The upcoming middle school forensic tournament to be held on May 2019 at the Technical College High School - Brandywine Campus, Boot Road, Downingtown, PA.
Umbrella topic: Check back - topic will be announced soon
(All events must pertain to the umbrella topic)
Debate: OPEN ONLY TO 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: Public Forum Style, 2 person teams. Involves lots of research. Need to be organized. Requires the ability to present speeches on specific topics, ask questions, think and respond spontaneously. Must be very well prepared.
Debate topic: The US Federal Government should increase it's quota of H1B Visas. See link for more information.
Discussion: Individual event. Involves research and organizing information. Present ideas, and facts to back up ideas, on a specific topic among a group of students.
Discussion topic: Building the Wall on the southern US border will do more harm than good.
Original Prose or Poetry: Present original work incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Oral Interpretation of Poetry: Present poetry, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Oral Interpretation of Prose: Present literary works, other than poetry, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Declamation: Memorize and present a speech written by a famous person, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Original Oratory: Write and present your own speech, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. Must pertain to the umbrella topic (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Impromptu: Individual event. Involves speaking about a randomly selected topic. Need to be organized and have the ability to write and present a speech “on the spot”. (may not exceed 5 minutes).
Areas that the impromptu topics will be related issues.
NEW EVENT: Duo Interpretation: 2 person team memorize a script from plays, movie scripts, short stories or novels.