Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-08

Samford University will host a regional high school forensics tournament this weekend, Oct. 10-11. Teams from schools in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia will compete in debate and public speaking events.

Tournament finalists will receive a Tournament of Champions bid to the prestigious national championship for high school debaters. This year's national high school debate topic is "Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States."

Birmingham area high schools to be represented include Montevallo, Mountain Brook, Oak Mountain, Spain Park, Thompson, Vestavia Hills and Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School.

The tournament is sponsored by the Samford debate program.