Tournament is Dec. 5-6.

The Truman and William Chrisman High School debate and competitive drama teams need judges for their annual tournament Dec. 5-6.

Truman is hosting the varsity division of the Independence Winter Classic this year, requiring all judges to be adults. Chrisman is hosting the novice division. Thirty-nine schools have entered this year’s tournament, and judge demand is high.

Public speaking and interpretive rounds will be at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, with semi-finals at 8 a.m. and finals at 1 p.m. Dec. 6. Debate rounds will be at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

If interested in serving as a judge or if interested in reconnecting with the squad, please contact:

Truman debate coach Chris Adams at or call 816-521-5350, ext. 12233. Chrisman coach Sheila Holt at, or call the school at 816-521-2720.