IT'S WORTH IT!
This is my DH when our club put on our Qualifier a couple of weeks ago.
Speech and debate tournament season is over for me...we had a blast travelling 11 hours to Massachusetts to Regionals!
My friend and I (with two of our students) got up in front of 270 people and did the following skit that we had written:
2 mothers walk out.
MOM 1: Hi there, what have you been up to?
MOM 2: Hi! Oh, I was just judging the debate team Smith and Jones.
MOM 1: Oh, haven’t they improved since last year?
MOM 2: Yes, it’s wonderful! They’re only 14 years old and doing this well…think what they will be able to do in 2 or 3 more years!!
MOM 1: I remember when they first started debating. They were so nervous and tongue-tied. But today they didn’t seem nervous at all.
MOM 2: They’re so much more organized, too. Thoughts that flow smoothly, good roadmapping.
MOM 1: I used to groan when I found out I had to judge that team. The poor things didn’t even know what a stock issue was!
Leave stage conversing together…..
2 students walk out.STUDENT 1: Hi, guy! What’s up?
STUDENT 2: Hi! We just finished our round. We were just judged by Mrs. Crouch.
STUDENT 1: Oh, hasn’t she improved since last year?
STUDENT 2: Yes, it’s wonderful. I remember when she first started judging. She was so nervous and didn’t know what to write on the ballot. But today she didn’t seem nervous at all.
STUDENT 1: She’s so much more organized now, too. Her thoughts flow smoothly on the page, and I understand where she’s taking us.
STUDENT 2: I used to groan when I found out she was going to be our judge. The poor thing didn’t even know what a stock issue was!
STUDENT 1: She’s only about 40 now; just think what a good judge she’ll make in another 3-4 years!!
HOWEVER: Our dear students added another line that was unexpected to me: "Yes, and Mrs. Welton in another 5-10!"