Extempers! For Heart of the Valley

The Extemp Prep room will be on the lower campus, upstairs, in room 201/Library.

We will NOT be supplying electrical cords and power strips in the prep room. If you need one for your computer, please bring that yourself.

• First draw will be at the start of each round. Please check Extemp postings first to make sure you don't miss first draw.
• Extemp has priority! If you are in other speech events in this pattern, be sure you schedule your time so you do not miss your draw time. The times are fixed and if you are late to the prep room, your prep time is shortened. Speaker positions cannot be switched or changed.
• The number of electrical outlets in the Prep Room is limited. It is highly recommended that your device is fully charged and independent! Please bring your own electrical extension cords and power strips for the Prep Room.
• Make sure everything is labeled...your laptop, extension cords, books, brief case, etc.
• Make sure to collect your belongings from the Prep Room after you have completed your last Extemp speech for the day.
• This tournament will be run in accordance with the Extemporaneous Rules on the Stoa website. You should read that information, which can also be found here Additionally, the Extemp Prep Room Protocol has a special section for competitors. Make special note of these Competitor Responsibilities.

Stoa Competitor Responsibilities:
1. Competitors must check in and check out of the Extemp Prep Room.
2. All file boxes and/or electronic devices must be labeled with the name of the competitor and/or club.
3. The parent of the competitor or the coach of the club owning the files must provide permission to the Proctor for any other student to use the files.
4. If computers are shared, open files must be closed before use by others.
5. Competitors may not be in the Extemp Prep Room during the round except during their own prep time.
6. Each competitor must do his own work and must not ask for topic information from anyone else.
7. Competitors may not use cell phones or any other electronic device to contact anyone outside the room during prep time.
8. Competitors may not talk in the Extemp Prep Room.
9. Competitors must put away files and clean up prep area before leaving the Extemp Prep Room.
10. Electronic device screens must be visible to the Proctor at all times.
11. Speakers are timed to speak every 10 minutes. Competitors are expected to speak immediately at the end of their preparation time just as in all other limited prep events.

1. Students must accept full responsibility for the safety and security of their electronic devices for the duration of the tournament. The extemp prep room will not be locked during the day.
2. Tournament staff are not responsible for the devices at any time.
3. All electronic devices should be clearly labeled with the participant’s name and contact information.