WKU Forensics hosts a number of events each year. Below you will find a column of annual forensic tournaments and a column of public showcases of our own speech and debate team.
All tournaments that we host require you to have a Speechwire.com account for online registration. You can create that account at the following URL: https://www.speechwire.com/c-account-create.php Note that we also recommend that when you add students to your team on that website, you create a pronunciation guide for each student whose name you worry may be mispronounced in an awards ceremony.
WKU/Alumni Fall Tmnt – 20-22 Sept 2019
The WKU/Alumni Fall Tournament rolls together an invite-only L-D round robin, an Open L-D tournament, and two IE tournaments into one weekend. We offer novice divisions in L-D debate, and top novice awards in IEs. Last year’s overall team sweepstakes champion for individual events and debate was Illinois State University. The overall individual events champion was the University of Alabama. And the second place in quadrathon, from Illinois State University, was Jackson Sanders.
Online registration: (if you are staying for IEs on Sunday, also register for Sunday as a separate tournament)
Parli, Day 1 IE, and L-D: register Fri/Sat (available soon)
Day 2 IE: register Sunday (available soon)
Junior Hilltopper Classic – 23 Nov 2019
The Junior Hilltopper Classic is an annual junior high speech tournament, providing competition in all junior high KHSSL events. Last year’s team sweepstakes champion was SCAPA Bluegrass.
Registration: Junior Hilltopper Classic online registration will be available soon
Senior Hilltopper Classic – 7 Dec 2019
The Senior Hilltopper Classic is our annual high school speech tournament and debate, providing competition in all senior high KHSSL IE events, including Student Congress and Public Forum debate. Last year’s team sweepstakes champion was Danville High School.
Registration: WKU Hilltopper Classic online registration will be available soon
The 2019-20 showcases will be announced in late August of 2019.