Three things for your review:
1) Joy of Tournaments is now open. You may begin registering your students for both NFL District Congress (direct link) and NFL Speech and Debate Districts (direct link). Before you register, please read each page of the website from top to bottom. I've really tried to make Joy a "one stop shop" for information, but naturally you'll still want to read the District Tournament Operations Manual on the NFL website (direct link).
I am not planning to nominate any students this year, so I will be the impartial "collector of applications" and then will send the nominations out to the selection committee. Additional details are on Joy.
3) I'm pleased to announce that the Ross Scholarship has returned! This scholarship can be awarded to any graduating senior pledging to enter the career of Forensics education. Additional details can be found on the application itself, which is attached. Because this is the first time the scholarship has been offered in several years, I made the deadline as late as March 1st. Special thanks to Omar for creating the new application!
- Omar has been developing our web presence -- www.eastmonfl.weebly.com -- we're hoping that this can become a valuable resource in years to come!
- We're also planning to make announcements at NFL Districts (like... "About to post Rd 3 pairings") through Twitter, so if you have a twitter account, follow us @EastMO_NFL. Don't have twitter? You can still follow along at https://twitter.com/EastMO_NFL
In addition to the Ross Scholarship Nomination, I'm also attaching the Student of the Year nomination form (created by NFL). The application for STOY specifically states not to include any information other than what you can fit directly on the form, but NFL allows Committees to deviate from that and we have historically allowed coaches to include additional materials for consideration of their nominee.
Feel free to email me with any questions!