February 3, 2018
University of Texas, San Antonio

judges-schedule

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Judges General Schedule

CategoryCommentsTimeLocationDirectors
Judges' Meeting

Judges should plan on enjoying some breakfast and waiting for a general meeting of all judges before going to individual room assignments.
 Breakfast helpers:8:00-8:30 AMMH (McKinney Humanities)*
2.01.12 
Sara Budarz, Onsite Director (UTSA)

Suzy Holland, Director (Warren)

Jennifer Christianson, (Boerne) and Kim McCarron (Boerne) Onsite Food Coordinators
Tab Room

(Same as Breakfast/Check-in)
Turn in Judges' Packets here!10:00 AMMH 2.01.12Brigitte Deyle, Director (Smithson Valley)
Susanne De Jong (O'Connor)
Warren GNHS students
Boerne Students
Score RoomOFF LIMITS TO JUDGES10:00 AMMH 2.01.04Jennifer Christianson, Director (Boerne HS)
Sandra Biles, (Connally HS)
Awards Assembly3:30ish PMMB  0.104Sara Budarz, Suzy Holland, Jennifer Christianson
Judges not yet assigned: V.I.J.s (Very Important Judges)Often judges get sick or just do not show up, so we depend on our VIJS to take over!! We are so grateful to you!!!Meet in 
MH 2.01.12 
for assignment
Teachers: Sierra Faseler (San Marcos student teacher)


Non Native:


UTSA Students :

Exchange students:
Marvin Ernst (Boerne)
David Noe (Brandeis)

Native speakers:
Alma Ochoa, Clemens Sialm






Judges Arts Schedule

Coordinator: Sandra Biles, Connally HS, Pflugerville

Check the German on T-shirts, Posters, Photo Essays: Brigitte Deyle
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges 
Club albums$All59 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10 Julissa Mares, Wade Wagner
Crafts#All119 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10Cristina Ramos (Warren), Shelby Price (UTSA)
Digital Logo Design%All89 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40Tim Moreland, Zachary Svoboda (UTSA)
Doll Costume*All89 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04Wendy Moreland,
Patty Galindo
GB Houses(Trad)$All139 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20Melissa Perreault, Melissa McCall
GB Houses (Non-Trad)$All149 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20Valerie Sisk (Warren), Sarah Helm
Needle Work*All109 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04Wendy Moreland,
Patty Galindo
Original Models@All129 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16Natalie Sosa,
Helen Tiseth
Photo Essays$All119 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16Hannah Mattocks, (UT), Fernando Silva (UTSA)
Photography$All189 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16Nicole Spencer,
Katie Lopez
Poster Design@All169 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10Emily Gass, Dalton Ailey (UTSA)
Research Papers%All99 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40Susan Morrison, John Chu (Health Careers)
Scavenger Hunt(Schnitzeljagd)All99:30 -11:15 AMMH 2.02.06Christopher Wickham (Professor Emeritus UTSA), Maria Castillo (UTSA), Adrianne Steele (UTSA)
Shirt Design#All149 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04Teresa Tattersall (Brennan), Leah Marks (Pflugerville)
Video ShowAll69:30AM -12:30 PMMH 3.01.28;Multi-Media Language Learning Center (aka "Small Lab") Audrey Saathoff (Hendrickson), Sylvia Rodax

Judges Declamation Schedule

Coordinator: Marion Torres, Clark HS, San Antonio
CategoryLevelEntrants TimeLocationJudges
Poetry Memory1139 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06Tyler Wright (Stoney Point), Gary Cartwright
Poetry Memory2119 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06Tyler Wright (Stoney Point), Gary Cartwright
Poetry Memory3129 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48Simone Bergmann (Champion), Ulrike Briers (Health Careers)
Poetry Memory469 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48Simone Bergmann (Champion), Ulrike Briers (Health Careers)
Poetry Reading1279 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.18Mindy Foster (San Marcos), Katja Hicks
Poetry Reading2149 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.24Tracey Faske (La Grange),
Sylvia Mansour (UTSA)
Poetry Reading3149 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.26Edda Buchner, Virginia Arvidson
Poetry Reading4139 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30 Kristin Shepherd, Francis O'Connell
Prose Memory149 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30 Kristin Shepherd, Francis O'Connell
Prose Memory279 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50Kimberly McCarron (Boerne), Craig McCarron
Prose Memory379 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50Kimberly McCarron (Boerne), Craig McCarron
Prose Memory459 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50Kimberly McCarron (Boerne), Craig McCarron
Prose Reading1179 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.32Christine Schnieider (Smithson Valley),Karola White
Prose Reading2159 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.12Johannes Schnehage, Alma Ochoa
Prose Reading3129 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20Jessie Trawick (Round Rock), Rebecca Heinz
Prose Reading489 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20Jessie Trawick (Round Rock), Rebecca Heinz
Advantaged (Nat)Poetry/Prose Memory19 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20Jessie Trawick (Round Rock), Rebecca Heinz

Notes : 

Please do not panic when you see the big numbers signed up for PROSE AND POETRY events: 

1) Many may NOT show in the memory events because they do not have it memorized or they are so poorly prepared that you will send them away when they have only a few lines memorized. Listen to at least 5 sentences of prose and two stanzas of poetry, unless it is totally impossible in the first sentence. Be nice and tell them they can try again next year and a little more effort would be great.

2) In the reading section do not sit and listen to someone who is stumbling over and/or mispronouncing every other word. Listen to at least 5 sentences of prose and two stanzas of poetry. Everybody thinks reading is a snap, but it is the most difficult, because they MUST have perfect use of the language to make up for not memorizing. Thank them for trying and tell them to come back next year. You can cull them out pretty quickly.

Be Nice. Be Tough

Judges Drama Schedule

Coordinator: Sandra Biles, Connally, Pflugerville
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Skits1210:15-11:45 AMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Skits2411:45 AM-12:45 PMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Skits339:00-9:30 AMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Skits429:30-10:15 AMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Duet Acting149 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting239 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting349 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting429 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Puppet ShowLower39 -10:15 AMMS 2.02.20Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge), Stefanie Washington
Puppet ShowUpper19:45-10:00 AMMS 2.02.20Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge), Stefanie Washington

Notes :

Be a bit lenient. If they have the first half perfectly blocked and memorized, do not disqualify them because they have three weeks to get the rest ready. Group events take a lot more work to perfect than the individual ones. Be nice. Be tough.

Judges Music Schedule

Judges Music Schedule

Coordinator: Marion Torres, Clark
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges 
Classical Instrumental Ensemble#All79 - 11:30 AMMH 2.01.36 Sheryl Tiseth,
Sara Steele
Contemporary German Music#All69:45-11:45 AMMH 2.01.10Tim Castillo (Warren),Jorge Flores
EinzelplattlerAll410:30-11:30 AMMH Hallway, First FloorDr. Scott Smith (UIW), , Elda Garza
Folk DanceAll210-10:30AMMH Hallway, First FloorDr. Scott Smith (UIW), , Elda Garza
Polka Band#All69-9:45 AMMH 2.01.10Tim Castillo (Warren),Jorge Flores
Vocal solos*All159:15 AM-1PMMH 3.02.12Nancy West,
Wanetta Hill
Chorus*All19:00 -9:15 AMMH 3.02.12Nancy West,
Wanetta Hill

Judges Oral Tests Schedule

Coordinator: Susanne DeJong (O'Connor)
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Directed Dialogue1139 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18Ryan Browning(Grisham MS), Jodie Lynne Ierien
Directed Dialogue299 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18Ryan Browning(Grisham MS), Jodie Lynne Ierien
Extemp Spkg379 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12Inge Haley,
Dr. Curtis Swope (Trinity)
Extemp Spkg489 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12Inge Haley,
Dr. Curtis Swope (Trinity)
Extemp SpkgAdvantaged49 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis), Bill Pickett
Oral Presentation429 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis), Bill Pickett
Pair Discussion359 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis), Bill Pickett
Sight Reading1229 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.52Claire Weaver (LASA), Sierra Faseler (San Marcos student teacher)
Sight Reading2139 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.53Jennifer Bliss (New Braunfels),
Esther Trevino (Stevens)
Sight Reading3209 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.54Doris Heinen,
Margret Bamford
Sight Reading4139 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.55Christiane Lauffer (Canyon Vista MS), Marianne Feingold

Judges Pass Auf Schedule

Category  TimeLocationJudges
VarsityFinal game open for viewing in 
MH 2.01.36
611:30 AM;
2:30 PM
MH 3.03.14,16, 18
(game rooms)

Meet at 8 am in room 3.03.18
Greg Marquardt, Director (Tivy), 
Marc Mays, SA
NoviceFinal game open for viewing in
MH 3.03.18
49:00 AM;
10:30 AM
MH 3.03.14
(game room)

Meet at 8 am in room 3.03.18
(Pass Auf Timers and Scorekeepers)


Judges Written Tests Schedule

Coordinator: J J Melgar, Westwood

Scantron Room: MH 2.01.08

Staff: UTSA Student Proctors and Parent/Teacher Proctors:
All student proctors should meet with coordinators in room MH 2.01.08 at 8:30 for a briefing!!

CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationUTSA Proctors
Culture Test1,217/219 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30Theresa Michaud,
Culture Test3,425/129 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30Thelma Diaz, Natalia Caballos
Grammar Test1,219/229 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06Generra Strankschreier, Arnoldo Marcado
Grammar Test3,419/229 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06Tracy O'Quinn, Gabriele di Palma
Listening Comp1,223/22See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44Rachel Carr,
Veronica Rodriguez
Listening Comp3,418/13See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44Dalton Ailey, Eric Pitty
Reading Comp1,226/239 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24Travis Keast,
Thor Menslage
Reading Comp3,423/169 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24Dylan Worrell
Spelling1,218/19See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading: Andre Tauber , Proctors: Bonnie Robinson
Spelling3,418/10See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading: Rita Freitag Burnside
Proctors: Madison Moser
Vocabulary1/229/249 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40Tyler Pakulak
Vocabulary3,424/139 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40Josh Ellis

Timed Tests Schedule

CategoryLocation
Listening ComprehensionMH 2.01.44
Lower Level (1-2)9-10-11-12
Upper Level (3-4)9:30-10:30-11:30-12:30
SpellingMH 2.01.32
Lower Level (1-2)9:30-10:30-11:30-12:30
Upper Level (3-4)9-10-11-12

Judges All Events Combined Schedule

CategoryCommentsTimeLocationDirectors 
Judges' Meeting

Judges should plan on enjoying some breakfast and waiting for a general meeting of all judges before going to individual room assignments.
Breakfast helpers:8:00-8:30 AMMH (McKinney Humanities)*
2.01.12 
Sara Budarz, Onsite Director (UTSA)

Suzy Holland, Director (Warren)

Jennifer Christianson (Boerne) and Kim McCarron (Boerne) , Onsite Food Coordinators
Tab Room

(Same as Breakfast/Check-in)
Turn in Judges' Packets here!10:00 AMMH 2.01.12Brigitte Deyle, Director
Susanne DeJong (O'Connor)
Warren GNHS students
Boerne Students

Score RoomOFF LIMITS TO JUDGES10:00 AMMH 2.01.04Jennifer Christianson, Director, (Boerne HS)
Sandra Biles, (Connally HS)
Awards Assembly3:30ish PMMB 0.104Sara Budarz, Suzy Holland, Jennifer Christianson
Judges not yet assigned: V.I.J.s (Very Important Judges)Often judges get sick or just do not show up, so we depend on our VIJS to take over!! We are so grateful to you!!!Meet in
MH 2.01.12
for assignment
Teachers:


Non Native:
Virginia Miller


UTSA Students :

Exchange students:
Marvin Ernst (Boerne)
David Noe (Brandeis)
Hugo Laudien (Warren)

Native speakers:
Clemens Sialm
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Club albums$All59 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10 Julissa Mares, Wade Wagner
Crafts#All109 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10Cristina Ramos (Warren), Shelby Price (UTSA)
Digital Logo Design%All89 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40Tim Moreland, Zachary Svoboda (UTSA)
Doll Costume*All89 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04Wendy Moreland, Patty Galindo
GB Houses(Trad)$All139 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20Melissa Perreault, Melissa McCall
GB Houses (Non-Trad)$All149 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20Valerie Sisk (Warren), Sarah Helm
Needle Work*All109 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04Wendy Moreland, Patty Galindo
Original Models@All129 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16Natalie Sosa, Helen Tiseth
Photo Essays$All109 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16Julia Tavasoli, Fernando Silva (UTSA)
Photography$All189 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16Nicole Spencer, Katie Lopez
Poster Design@All169 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10Emily Gass, Erica Hawkinson
Research Papers%All99 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40Susan Morrison, John Chu (Health Careers)
Scavenger Hunt(Schnitzeljagd)All99:40 -1:30 AMMH 2.02.06Dr. Christopher Wickham (Professor Emeritus UTSA), Maria Castillo (UTSA), Adrianne Steele (UTSA)
Shirt Design#All149 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04Teresa Tattersall (Brennan), Leah Marks (Pfugerville)
Video ShowAll610 AM -12 PMMH 3.01.28;Multi-Media Language Learning Center (aka "Small Lab") Audrey Saathoff (Hendrickson), Sylvia Rodax
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Poetry Memory1139 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06Tyler Wright (Stoney Point), Gary Cartwright Wright
Poetry Memory2119 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06Tyler Wright (Stoney Point), Gary Cartwright Wright
Poetry Memory3129 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48Simone Bergmann (Champion), Ulrike Briers (Health Careers)
Poetry Memory469 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48Simone Bergmann (Champion), Ulrike Briers (Health Careers)
Poetry Reading1279 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.18Mindy Foster (San Marcos), Katja Hicks
Poetry Reading2149 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.24 Tracey Faske (La Grange), Sylvia Mansour (UTSA),
Poetry Reading3149 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.26Virginia Arvidson,
Edda Buchner
Poetry Reading4139 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30Kristin Shepherd, Francis O'Connell
Prose Memory149 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30Kristin Shepherd, Francis O'Connell
Prose Memory279 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50Kimberly McCarron (Boerne) and Craig McCarron
Prose Memory379 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50Kimberly McCarron (Boerne) and Craig McCarron
Prose Memory459 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50Kimberly McCarron (Boerne) and Craig McCarron
Prose Reading1179 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.32Christine Schneider (Smithson Valley), Karola White
Prose Reading2159 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.12Johannes Schnehage, Alma Ochoa
Prose Reading3129 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20Jessie Trawick (Round rock), Rebecca Heinz
Prose Reading489 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20Jessie Trawick (Round rock), Rebecca Heinz
Advantaged (Nat)Poetry/Prose Memory19 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20Jessie Trawick (Round rock), Rebecca Heinz
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Skits129:45-10:30 AMMS 2.03.08Petra Almanza, David Fies
Skits2410:30 AM-11:15 PMMS 2.03.08Petra Almanza, David Fies
Skits319:00-9:15 AMMS 2.03.08Petra Almanza, David Fies
Skits429:15-10:15 AMMS 2.03.08Petra Almanza, David Fies
Duet Acting149 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe, Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting239 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe, Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting349 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe, Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting429 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe, Beatrice Monroe
Puppet ShowLower39 -9:45 AMMS 2.02.20Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge), Stefanie Washington (USAA)
Puppet ShowUpper19:45-10:00 AMMS 2.02.20Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge), Stefanie Washington (USAA)
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Chorus*All19:00-9:15 AMMS 3.02.08Nancy West, Wanetta Hill
Classical Instrumental Ensemble#All79 - 11:45 AMMH 2.01.36 Sheryl Tiseth, Sara Steele
Contemporary German Music#All610:30-12:15 AMMH 2.01.10Tim Castillo (Warren), Jorge Flores
EinzeltanzAll410:30-11:30MH Hallway, First FloorDr. Scott Smith (UIW), Elda Garza (Warren)
Folk DanceAll210:00-10:30 AMMH Hallway, First FloorDr. Scott Smith (UIW), Elda Garza (Warren)
Polka Band#All69-10:30 AMMH 2.01.10Tim Castillo (Warren), Jorge Flores
Vocal solos*All159:15 AM-1PMMS 3.02.08Nancy West, Wanetta Hill
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Directed Dialogue1139 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18Ryan Browning (Grisham MS), Jodie Lynne Ierien
Directed Dialogue299 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18Ryan Browning (Grisham MS), Jodie Lynne Ierien
Extemp Spkg379 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12Inge Haley, Dr. Curtis Swope (Trinity)
Extemp Spkg489 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12 Inge Haley, Dr. Curtis Swope (Trinity)
Extemp SpkgAdvantaged49 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis),Bill Pickett
Oral Presentation429 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis), Bill Pickett
Pair Discussion359 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis), Bill Pickett
Sight Reading1229 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.52Claire Weaver (LASA), Sierra Faseler (San Marcos student teacher)
Sight Reading2139 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.53Jennifer Bliss (New Braunfels), Esther Trevino (Stevens)
Sight Reading3209 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.54Doris Heinen, Margret Bamford
Sight Reading4139 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.55Christiane Lauffer (Canyon Vista MS), Marianne Feingold
CategoryTimeLocationJudges
VarsityFinal game open for viewing in MH 2.01.36 611:30 AM;
2:30 PM
MH 3.03.14,16
(game rooms)
Greg Marquardt, Director (Tivy) Marc Mays, SA
NoviceFinal game open for viewing in MH 3.03.1869:00 AM-11:00 AMMH 3.03.18 (game room)Meet at 8 am in room 3.03.18
(Pass Auf Timers and Scorekeepers)
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocation
Culture Test1,217/219 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30Theresa Michaud,
Culture Test3,425/129 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30 Thelma Diaz, Natalia Caballos
Grammar Test1,219/229 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06Generra Strankschreier, Arnoldo Marcado
Grammar Test3,422/149 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06Tracy O'Quinn, Gabriele di Palma
Listening Comp1,223/22See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44Rachel Carr, Veronica Rodriguez
Listening Comp3,418/13See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44 Dalton Ailey, Eric Pitty
Reading Comp1,226/239 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24Travis Keast, Thor Menslage
Reading Comp3,423/169 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24Dylan Worrell
Spelling1,218/19See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading: Andre Tauber , Proctors: Madison Moser
Spelling3,418/10See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading: Rita Freitag Burnside
Proctors: Bonnie Robinson
Vocabulary1,229/249 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40Tyler Pakulak
Vocabulary3,424/139 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40Josh Ellis

Note to Judges

  • There are many cross entries. Students must sign in to you by or before 10:00 a.m.
  • Please wait until the end time listed in the schedule for those who have signed in. (This is for untimed events. )

Go easy on students in duets, skits, or puppets, if the group has potential.
They can get it ready for State. Be tougher on Advantaged Speakers.

Guidelines for Sprachfest/State Judges 
(These guidelines are general guidelines. More specific guidelines/instructions are located with event critiques.)

Please……….

1.Take a few quiet minutes to read the criteria for the category that you are judging. If something is unclear, please come to the tab room and ask.

2. Be sure you know a student’s name & his/her school. You may have the student write his/her name and school on the chalkboard.

3.If you are judging several levels within one room, be very certain that you ask the student his/her level – and make the critique sheet accordingly.

4. Stay until ALL performances and/or all entries have been judged. Be patient. Many students are entered in several events; they may have to reschedule their performances, so try as best you can to be patient and work with them! Do not quit early even if it may seem that no one else is coming-they may be performing in other areas!

5. It is important that the same judges, and all judges in the category view all entries. Be sure that all judges agree on the final RANKING and that all of you stay until your judging sheets have been checked off in the tab room. Fill out all sheets completely; your judging sheets are returned to the students to assist them with future language learning and event preparation.

6. Rather than disqualify a performance for any reason (time limit violation, forgotten lines, etc.), deduct points in an appropriate category, thereby lowering the ranking for that entry. Even the best English-speaking performers occasionally forget a line; it’s even more difficult in a foreign language. You may prompt if necessary; however, excessive prompting should be reflected in the score.

7. Try to rank at 60 or above if at all possible. Consider the literary/musical/artistic quality of the materials performed/presented. Try not to let yourself be biased by personal taste.

8. Rank entries through ten places. Place the names and the schools on the proper sheet. The form will be the “Awards Assembly” form.

9. Be positive and encouraging with your comments. Constructive criticism is always welcome and may be instrumental in that one student’s further study of German.

10. In all skits (and Plays) select a “Best Actress” and a “Best Actor”

11.Write the total score clearly and double check your math! When making the final listings of winners,print as clearly as possible. It is from that list that the winners are read at the awards ceremony.

12. Don’t leave campus until you turn in your results and have been cleared by the Tab Room.

Thank you so much for giving up your Saturday to assist with the judging. It helps our programs tremendously for our students to see that this is important enough for adults to use a day off to help them improve!

The coordinator for your area will be coming by to see that you have enough judging forms and to answer any questions.

Sincerely,

Sprachfest Steering Committee

ACCEPTED BY A QUORUM OF THE STEERING COMMITTE OF THE TSGC, INC., DEC 19, 2009

MARY EL-BEHERI * JENNIFER CHRISTIANSON * KEVIN BOECK * RUSTIN BUCK * RHODA AUERBACH
GAIL COPE * LAURA BRAUN * BETH SMITH * TERRY SMITH * JUDY THORNTON
MISSING MEMBERS
KIMBERLY PATENAUDE * KIT BELGUM