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MCPS needs speech & debate judges

By KECI Staff
Published On: Feb 10 2014 11:05:03 PM MST

Missoula County Public Schools is looking for 300 volunteer judges for this weekend's speech and debate tournament. Sentinel High School is hosting the national qualifying tournament Friday and Saturday. Without hosting the qualifying round, no Montana students are able to advance to nationals, but more judges are needed to host the big event.

MISSOULA, Mont. -

Missoula County Public Schools is looking for additional volunteer judges for this weekend's speech and debate tournament.

Sentinel High School is hosting the national qualifying tournament in Missoula this Friday and Saturday. Without hosting the qualifying round, no Montana students are able to advance to nationals, but more judges are needed to host a successful meet.

Speech and debate coach Adriel Shearer says, "We've never had anyone come and judge who felt that it wasn't a worthwhile experience. You really get to witness high school students doing amazing things in terms of public speaking, and our judges always walk away with a sense of awe and inspiration that these young students are working so hard."

If you would like to volunteer, visit mtspeechanddebate.org.