Community members who enjoy live speeches, debate, drama, poetry and more are encouraged to volunteer as judges at the upcoming Northwest College Trapper Rendezvous speech and debate tournament.
In order to help volunteers feel more comfortable with judging the tournament, NWC Forensics will host a workshop Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building, room 208.
“Sometimes, people are a little hesitant to help judge because they don't think they’re qualified, but they find it quite simple and enjoyable when they participate,” explained Bob Becker, assistant professor of speech communication and forensics coach at NWC. The fundamental component of judging individual events involves ranking performances from best to worst.
Following the workshops, NWC Forensics needs a group of volunteers to help judge at the Trapper Rendezvous Tournament, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5.
Those interested in helping can commit hours convenient for them and are not required to judge throughout the full duration of the tournament.
Additionally, volunteers can choose from a variety of events including humorous and dramatic interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, oratory, informative speaking and duet interpretation. Other events include policy debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, public forum debate and Student Congress.
To sign up for a time slot, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4cafae2ba6f49-trapper1.
To learn more, contact Becker at 307-754-6118 or Robert.Becker@nwc.edu.