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Spanish & Native Language Speech and Debate

Apr 06, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location:
Albuquerque High School

Albuquerque High School will host Albuquerque Public Schools' first Spanish & Native Language Speech and Debate competition on Saturday, April 6.

  • Round One: 9-9:45 a.m.
  • Round Two: 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Awards: 11-11:30 a.m. 

Native Language Storytelling Exhibition

Students will select a story with a relevant cultural theme. Students perform the story in about 5 minutes. Students may tell the story in their own words and should use engaging vocals and movements to help set the scene. Students may perform standing, from a chair, or some combination of the two. Performances can be memorized or utilize a manuscript.

Spanish Competitions

Storytelling

Students select a published story with a cultural theme. Students perform the story in no more than 5 minutes and present as if performing for a young audience. Students may tell the story in their own words and should use engaging vocals and movements to help set the scene. Students may perform standing, from a chair, or some combination of the two. Performances should be memorized. No scripts.

Original Oratory

Students deliver a memorized 7-minute original speech that is persuasive in nature. Oratory gives students the unique opportunity to showcase their voice and passion for their topic. An Oratory is not simply an essay about the topic—it is a well-researched and organized presentation with evidence, logic, emotional appeals, and sometimes humor to convey a message. Topics may be of a value orientation and affect people at a personal level, such as avoiding peer pressure, or they can be more of a policy orientation and ask an audience to enact particular policies or solve societal problems.

Congressional Debate

In Congressional Debate, students assume the role of a lawmaker. In a room of 20-30 students, they will debate bills and resolutions. Speeches are three minutes long and they are either in support or in opposition to a piece of legislation.

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