WILKES UNIVERSITY HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT
September 20, 2014, Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Wilkes University campus will play host to more than 25 Pennsylvania High Schools when Wilkes continues a long standing tradition of speech and debate tournaments during the Wilkes Invitational Forensics Competition on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.
Wilkes University has a winning tradition in speech and debate events at the collegiate level dating as far back as the 1930’s. Our teams travel throughout the country each year and we have maintained this tradition because of the strong foundation of high school forensics,” states Christine E. Mellon, Director of Forensics at Wilkes University. “This high school tournament is a way for us to support and mentor a new group of students who will lead the way.”
The tournament will offer competitive rounds in 6 speech categories and 4 debate events. Students will have an opportunity to showcase their talents in public speaking, dramatization, literary interpretation and argumentation and debate. Trophies and certificates will be awarded to all of the winners.
As students, we want to give back to the community through service projects and this high school tournament is a great way to reach out to new students,” commented Tom Schmidt, Wilkes debate team president. “We are able to work with the high school students throughout the day and encourage them to stay in speech and debate.”
The community is also invited to observe tournament rounds and they can participate as spectators in the Awards Ceremony held at the end of the day. There will also be community judges in the tournament specializing in the areas of law, communications, and education.
For information regarding registration, competitive categories, and event details, please contact the Wilkes University Forensics Director, Christine Mellon at 570-408-4210
or email Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registrations will be accepted through the High School coach teams or by contacting Wilkes University directly.
November 19, 2009 Wilkes-Barre, PA………The Wilkes University Speech and Debate Team has been recognized with awards in the Top 10 categories of forensic division competition this past semester. Competing in policy debate, oral interpretation and public address events, three students achieved winning records.
For more information regarding future tournament events and membership, please contact the Wilkes University Forensics Director, Christine Mellon at 570-408-4210 or email Christine at Christine.Mellon@wilkes.edu.