You will draw three topics on either a domestic or foreign policy current event. You may select one of the topics and return the other two.

You then have 30 minutes to prepare a speech that is up to 7 minutes with a 30 second grace period.

Note cards may not be used during the speech. But, you may use magazines, newspaper articles, published books, journals and laptop during preparation of your speech.

See this link for official rules to Extemp competition.

See the bottom of this page link for current sample Extemp domestic and foreign topics (IX = International topic; USX = domestic topic.)

In addition, there are many links online that will help you with organization of your speech.

This link will take you to the judge form that will be used at MCHS March House event.