Antioch, Giving Thanks Speech Tournament Information November 22 2014

Antioch, Giving Thanks Speech Tournament Information
November 22nd 2014
Tournament Location:
High School: Antioch Community High School
Address: 1133 South Main Street
Antioch, IL, 60002
Morning Agenda:
6:35 am Arrive at LZHS in the front of the building
6:40 am Leave LZHS for Antioch tournament
7:15-7:30 am Arrive at Antioch. Check in and find table.
7:30-7:45 am Find rooms
7:45-7:50 am Team Circle time (Location TBD)
8:00 Extemp prep
8:30 Round 1 begins!!
Afternoon Agenda:
1:30pm Awards begin
2:15pm Awards End (approx.)
3:15-3:30pm Arrive at LZHS
Note: There will be a canned food drive and the team that brings the most canned food is
recognized, so please bring NON perishable items with you.
Tournament Expectations/Commitments:
Attendance: Speech team members are required to attend all competition throughout the season. To maintain
the competitive nature of the team is an expectation that all team members plan to be at each
tournament/competition. If you have a conflict, please notify Miss Eichwald or Mrs. Stanton in advance so we can
make sure your spot is filled.
Behavior: While attending tournaments¸ students must abide by the “code of conduct” found in the student
handbook. When you attend tournaments, you not only represent yourself but also your teammates and
Lake Zurich High School. Team members are expected to act with respect towards opposing team
members, judges, staff etc.
Dress: The dress code expectation for tournaments is professional dress. Jeans, sweat pants, pajamas, yoga pants,
leggings etc. are not appropriate wear for competitions. Please see the following list for suggested competition
guide lines.
For ladies:
Nice slacks or a nice skirt (dress code appropriate)
A nice blouse, sweater or suit coat
Flats or heels
If wearing a skirt, nylons or tights should be worn
Jewelry or accessories should be kept at a minimum. Over accessorizing can be distracting to judges and
audience members. You don’t want to distract others from your amazing performance!
Makeup should be professional and natural.
Hair should be neat and pulled back out of the face in some way. (Bobby pin, head band, pin a pony tail,
hair clip etc.)
For gentlemen:
Nice slacks (ironed please)
Tie/ bow tie
Dress shirt (ironed please)
Dress shoes. No sneakers!
Dark or matching socks. No white socks!
Hair should be combed
*Note, these are guidelines for “dressing for success”. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask
Miss Eichwald, Mrs. Stanton or any returning members for help.
Tournament day suggestions: Before tournaments:
Make sure to lay out all your items the night before
Have your piece cut, ready to go in your binder (if applicable)
Set an alarm
Get a good night’s rest
Have breakfast
Arrive to school early and be on the bus ready to go.
If you are running late, please contact either Miss Eichwald or Mrs. Stanton.
During tournaments:
Tournaments can make for a long Saturday. Here are some suggestions on what to bring to make sure the day goes
Students are required to bring:
o Any materials they need for their event. Binders, page protectors, a copy of their piece etc.
o Pen/Pencil
It is suggested that students bring:
o their homework/school material during tournaments to work on in between rounds.
o water and snacks
o money if they would like to buy food at the concession stands. ($5-$10) is usually enough
o comfortable shoes to change into in between rounds
o headphones to listen to music in between rounds