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AvatarJulie Roos

The biggest question we get relates to whether or not a rule change or rule piloting will go into effect at NSDA Nationals and/or Districts. For instance, the use of the internet during extemporaneous prep, if it is occurring at Nationals then people feel we should do it at Districts in order to simulate Nationals, but if it is not being done at Nationals, then it should not occur at Districts.

This is a big question in our District too. We’ve been piloting the use of internet in Extemp prep for the last two years, and we’ve found that it has greatly expanded participation in Extemp, without impairing the competitiveness of the field. It would be great to know when/if it’s going to make its way to Nats.