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IASAS Debate/Forensics Results


We are extremely proud of all of the fine work presented by our Debate and Forsnsics team members at this year’s IASAS Debate and Forensics convention at Singapore American School.

Of the 8 ISM delegates who made it to the finals, 5 delegates brought home medals.

Extemporaneous Speaking:  Akshar Bonu: Gold Medal (Alonzo Virata: Finalist)

Oral Interpretation: Kei Matsunami: Gold Medal &  Lynn Yu: Bronze Medal (Young Sun Park: Finalist)

Original Oratory: Sofia Benares: Bronze Medal

Impromptu Speaking: Cody Clifton: Bronze Medal (Luke Smith: Finalist)

Complete results can be found at the SAS Convention website.

SAS student reporters also interviewed a number of our ISM delegates and the video reports can be viewed at The SAS EYEOnline site.

Congrats to all of our Bearcat Debate and Forensics delegates and thank you for representing ISM with wit, wisdom, intellect, and grace.

 

 

IASAS Cultural Convention Previews


It is Cul Con time again!  “Cul Con” stands for IASAS Cultural Convention and it is one of the highlights of the year for ISM’s Fine and Performing Arts students.   This year “Cul Con” has taken on a new format with the traditional 2 conventions being divided into 3 separate celebrations of student artistic and speaking achievement at 3 separate IASAS Schools.

IASAS Music:  Taipai American School

IASAS Dance, Drama and Art:  International School Bangkok

IASAS Debate and Forensics: Singapore American School 

In preparation for travelling to Cul Con events, the Dance, Drama and Music delegates will be holding previews Feb. 22-25.

Music Previews:  Feb. 22 & 24 at 5 pm in the LT

Dance and Drama Previews:  Feb 23 at 5 pm and Feb. 25 at 3 pm in the FAT.

Art Exhibition:  Feb. 20-25 in the FAT lobby

Original Oratory: Feb. 20 & 27 at 3 pm in room 2047

Debate:  Feb. 20 and 22 at 3 pm in room 2052

Extemporaneous:  Feb. 24 at 3 pm in room 3011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comMUNism site gets over 27 000 hits in one weekend!


164 delegates from 11 International Schools in 8 different countries came together at ISM this past weekend for the first ever paperless IASAS MUN conference.  It was a wonderful weekend filled with passionate debates, frantic placard waving, resolution writing, surprising superlatives, classy business attire  and hilarious analogies.  These elements are all characteristic of a typical MUN conference, however, one thing was missing – the note passing and piles of paper generated from writing, editing and re-writing speeches and resolutions.  ISM went completely paperless with each delegate accessing all necessary documents via USB and the IASAS MUN website. “Notes” were passed between students via Skype rather than in the hands of Pages and the whole event was documented- live- on the comMUNism (COMmunications of MUN at ISM ) website and Twitter feed. The comMUNism site recorded over 27, 000 hits as of 8 am on Sunday morning, indicating that MUN supporters from all over the world were checking in with us to see how the debates and resolutions unfolded over the weekend.  Congratulations to the ISM MUN team and directors for organising a wonderful conference.  If you couldn’t be here with us, or didn’t know about comMunism, hop over to the site to get caught up on what you missed.

IASAS Forensics and Debate Tryouts


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The IASAS Forensics and Debate Cultural Convention will be held at Singapore American School March 1-4, 2012.  The Debate and Forensics Delegation is composed of the following teams:

Parliamentary Debate: 3-6 students ( 3 Speakers and up to 3 researchers.  )

Original Oratory: 3 speakers

Oral Interpretation: 3 speakers

Extemporaneous Speaking: 3 speakers

Impromptu Speaking: 3 speakers.

Students may try out for more than one event, as crossovers are permitted, however, this arrangement us purely at the ISM Coachs’ discretion.

Try out information is as follows.  All dates are also posted on the FAO calendar on the Calendar tab at the top left of this page.

OI: Prepared reading of a selection poetry and/or prose that has recognized literary merit.  4:50 – 7:10 in Length

  • Ms. Arndt’s Room (2053)
  • Info Session:  Oct 11.  3:00 pm
  • Round 1:  November 9&10.  3:00 pm
  • Round 2: November 24.  3:00 pm

OO: Original Persuasive Oration on a topic of delegate’s choice.  4:50 – 7:10 in length.

  • Ms. Thompson’s Room (2047)
  • Info Session: October 18.  3:00 pm
  • Round 1: November 8
  • Round 2: November 22

Impromptu: Speaker has 60 seconds to select and plan an original speech on one of two topics. 2:50 – 5:10.

  • Mr. Cook’s Room (2063)
  • Info Session:  go and see Mr. Cook for more info
  • Try outs:  November 7 &8

Extemp: Topics shall be chosen from  current events of political, economic, social and cultural importance. 4:14 – 7:50

  • Mr Hutchison’s Room (3011)
  • Round One: Tuesday Nov. 8,  Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday Nov. 11; 2:35 to 3:15
  • Round Two: Tuesday, November 15  and Thursday  November 17.  2:35 to 4:15.
  • Final Round: Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 24. 2:35 to 4:15.
  • More information on process here

Parliamentary Debate: modified from the Asian Parliamentary  Debate Association.

  • Mr. Curry’s Room
  • November 16, 18 and 23.  3:00 pm
  • See Mr. Curry for more details.