Saturday, October 24, 2020

Carroll ISD to Host Annual Dragon Faire TFA State Qualifier

The Annual Dragon Faire TFA State Qualifier for speech and debates will take place next weekend at Carroll High School. The debates will begin on Friday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. and will conclude on Saturday, Nov. 21 in the afternoon.

CISD will be hosting nearly 40 schools, and over 600 student entries at Carroll High School for this exciting state qualifier event. Over the course of the weekend, there will be 11 speech events and 8 debates total. Students are traveling from all over the DFW metroplex and state to compete in the Dragon Faire qualifier.

The purpose of the Texas Forensic Association is to bring about more effective cooperation among the members of the speech and theatre arts profession in the discharge of their special responsibilities in forensic and theatre activities; to create a means of educating the general and professional publics to the
important educational functions of forensics and theatre arts; to  make collective action possible on problems of common professional interest; and, in general, to maintain and advance the ideals and standards of the speech and theatre arts profession.

The Texas Forensic Association promotes the interests of interscholastic speech and theatre by encouraging a spirit of fellowship among participating students and teachers. Activities viewed as central to the organization’s function include debate, theatre, and competitive individual speaking events.  The membership of the organization has grown steadily each year with more than 420 professional members in the 1997-1998 Silver anniversary year. The Association continues to set high standards and strive to meet new goals for the  benefit of Texas Teachers and students.

The upcoming TFS state qualifier is expected to accommodate around 800 participants through students, judges and parents. If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s Dragon Faire, helping monitor halls, judging rounds, hospitality, or bringing food to sell, please contact David Brown, Director of Debate, at david.brown@southlakecarroll.edu.