Five members of the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers competed at the Capitol Congress on Sept. 11. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers and the Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers speech and debate teams will be hosting the annual Los Alamos Invitational Debate Tournament at Los Alamos High School from on Saturday, Sept. 28. Debate teams from across the state will converge on Los Alamos to debate for titles in the first full debate tournament of the 2019-2020 season.
Los Alamos Middle School coach Sherri Bublitz and Los Alamos High School coach Margo Batha are seeking volunteers to judge debate rounds, or to donate food to feed visiting coaches and volunteer judges.
Approximately 100 judges are needed to volunteer a total of 300 hours. Judges can be anyone over the age of 18 in any profession. Volunteers may or may not be associated with Los Alamos Public Schools. Judges must commit to a minimum of two and a half volunteer hours. Please register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ea5af2aa5f94-judge to volunteer to judge at the Los Alamos Debate tournament.
A training workshop for judges will be held on Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Christian Church. Participants will be trained and given materials on what is expected in a debate round.