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Pierce Greek Forensics Tournament, March 8th – 10th 2024

Pierce Gymnasium and Pierce Lyceum – The American College of Greece will host the Pierce Greek Forensics Tournament. According to the schedule, the opening ceremony will take place on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 16:30 and the three-day tournament is expected to be completed by Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 15:30.

Students from Gymnasiums and General Lyceums of Greece are invited to participate in the Tournament, accompanied by their Teacher Advisors. Each Gymnasium and General Lyceum that will participate in the Competitions can be represented by:

  • one (1) five-member team of students for the Debate event,
  • up to three (3) students, for the event of Impromptu Speech, and
  • up to three (3) students for Oral Interpretation.

The Impromptu Speech and Oral Interpretation competitions will be held at the same time, so it will not be feasible for the same student to take part in both competitions.

The administrators of schools interested in participating in the tournament are invited to electronically fill out the Registration Form by Monday, January 15, 2024, and the Participation Form, with a list of the names of the advisor teachers and the competing students by Monday, January 29, 2024.

Pierce, The American College of Greece will make every effort, within reason, to ensure that all schools that register will participate in the tournament; otherwise, priority will be given to schools based on the time of submission of the registration form.

The aim of the Forensics Tournament is the development of the students’ skills in the Art of Rhetoric, through Oral Interpretation, Impromptu Speech, and Debate, the understanding/management of concepts and the use of their knowledge to respond to the requirements of the events and the cultivation of communication skills. Students develop their critical thinking and resourcefulness to plan and present to an audience a preplanned oral speech, interpret a literary text or passage, organize and deliver an improvised speech for the purpose of persuasion. Finally, through the Forensics Competitions, fair play is encouraged, sociability is developed, the value of constructive democratic dialogue by invoking ways of persuasion and adhering to rules is used and highlighted.

For any further clarification, please contact or get in touch by phone with Mr. Konstantinos Gakis, Ms. Maria Ladas, Mr. Konstantinos Ballos, Ms. Maria – Eleni Pliakostamos, Mr. Panagiotis Polydoropoulos or Ms. Eva Filippas, at tel. 210 6009800 (ext. 1169, 1170).