NWC News Desk

36th Annual Trapper Rendezvous Jan. 5 & 6

Posted December 19, 2006

P O W E L L, W y o. - One of the best ways to understand what's on the minds of high school students is to listen to them talk. Northwest College is presenting that opportunity to the public Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5 and 6, during the 36th Annual Trapper Rendezvous Forensics Tournament for Wyoming high schools.

More than 400 students from nearly 20 schools are expected to compete in the two-day tournament at Northwest College in Powell. Because students usually select presentation topics that are meaningful to them, judges often find themselves in a unique place to witness the thought process students give to a variety of issues.

Because the tournament is so large, 80 judges are needed to score all the events, which include humorous, poetry, dramatic and duet interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, oratory and three forms of debate.

People interested in judging are invited to a free, one-hour training session Wednesday, Jan. 3. The session starts at 5:15 p.m. in Room 118 of the Orendorff Building. Individual sessions are also available by appointment.

To volunteer to judge or to learn how to judge, e-mail Bob Becker or call (307) 754-6047.