Please Note for this tournament

  • Boxes and computers may be delivered to the Extemp Prep Room at 9:00 am on Wednesday.
  • EXTEMP HAS PRIORITY! If you are in other speech events, be sure you schedule your time so you do not miss your draw time. The times are fixed and if you are late to the prep room, your prep time is shortened. Extemp speaker positions cannot be switched or changed.

Extemporaneous Speaking

Description: In Extemporaneous speaking the competitor answers a given question based on a recent event in the news. The competitor, alone or as part of a club, researches national and international current events and may create reference files of newsworthy information. Extemporaneous speech should be regarded as a demonstration of personal knowledge on the topic, as well as an original synthesis of numerous sources.

Goal: To develop a well-informed student who can critically evaluate current issues by expressing his position on a given question. The speech should be delivered with credible, pertinent, and sufficient evidence to support his/her position on the topic.

The Centennial State Tournament will follow the Extemp rules on the Stoa Website

For more on the rules go to:

Extemp Rules
Extemp Room Protocol

Liability - Please read carefully

1. Students must accept full responsibility for the safety and security of their electronic devices for the duration of the tournament.
2. Tournament staff are not responsible for the devices at any time.
3. All electronic devices should be clearly labeled with the participants name and contact information.