The award-winning Lafayette Speech and Debate team (also known as the Forensics Team) is hosting a tournament on our campus Oct. 8 – 9.

We need your help!!!

Judges are necessary to operate the tournament. Each round of student performances is observed and ranked by a judge. The competitors will be involved in events like Drama, Poetry, Impromptu, and Persuasion. That is where Lafayette faculty and staff can be part of the action. Don’t worry if you have ZERO experience. The team will provide informational packets and training sessions. After one round you’ll be an expert and you will be amazed by what the students have accomplished.

Each round is a little over an hour. The team really appreciates anyone who is able to judge two or three rounds … or even the day. Even a single round would be a huge help too!

If you have questions or would like to sign up to judge, please contact Scott Placke at We are hoping to have our judges signed up by Fri., Sept. 23.