Speech Events

IE postings for quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will be held in the Reitz on Sunday morning.

Speech Events will include:

Pattern A:

Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

Oral Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Duo Interpretation

Pattern B:

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

Humorous Interpretation

Original Oratory

Program Oral Interpretation

For the 2017 tournament, FBK will be offering Program Oral Interpretation (POI).

We will be following National Catholic Forensics League Rules for Oral Interpretation.

National Catholic Forensics League Rules:

Can students double enter in events?

Students may double or triple enter in Speech events. If a student would like to double-enter, he or she may enter in one Pattern A and one Pattern B, or two events in the same pattern.However, if a student would like to triple-enter, he or she cannot choose three events in one pattern. He or she must enter in two Pattern A and one Pattern B event, or vice-versa. Students cannot double-enter in debate events, or double-enter in one speech and one debate event (including Congress).

Name: Sam Rynor


Name: Kendra Blandon


Extemp Prep will be in Norman 137 (NRN137)

Judge call will be in Fine Arts Building C Room 120

Lounge Room Number: Fine Arts Building 105

Extemp Topic Areas

Foreign Extemp

  1. Asia
  2. Europe
  3. Americas
  4. Africa
  5. Middle East

Octos: Global Health

Quarters: Non-government organization

Semis: Environmental sustainability

Finals: Global Conflicts

Domestic Extemp

  1. Education
  2. Social Issues
  3. Healthcare
  4. Economics
  5. Technology

Octos: Congress

Quarters: Government agencies

Semis: Foreign Policy

Finals: Politics