The Maine Forensics Association is hosting the 2012 State Tournament on January 28 at Brunswick High School featuring Maine’s Poet Laureate Wesley McNair as guest speaker.
The tournament, a culmination of a five month competitive season, draws over 20 schools and nearly 300 students from across Maine to compete in 13 speech categories, two debate categories, and Congressional Debate. Debate will feature two topics of current interest particularly in Maine: the costs versus benefits of higher education, and the morality of deadly force in cases of repeated domestic violence. Competition begins at 9 a.m. Mr. McNair is scheduled to present at 5:30 p.m.
The Maine Forensic Association oversees speech and debate tournaments throughout the state. Recognized by the National Forensic League, National Catholic Forensic League, and Maine Principals' Association, MFA membership is open to all Maine high schools.