Middle Level Events are offered for students in 5th through 8th grade (depending on the split of the school they attend) and include most of the high school Individual Events in a slightly modified form and MIFA also offers Public Forum Debate at the Middle Level which runs in conjunction with the debate tournament schedule.
Individual Events (aka "Forensics") is comprised of twelve distinct events split broadly into two branches - Interpretation categories and Public Address categories. In Interpretation categories, students perform the work of another author. In Public Address categories, students are the authors of the material which they present. On a rotating basis, a few categories will also have a 5/6 section, open only to those in grade 5 or 6. There is still an "open section" in each 5/6 category, as well.
2017-18 Storytelling, Dramatic Interpretation, & Sales
2018-19 Storytelling, Prose, & Impromptu
2019-2020 Storytelling, Duo, & Informative
2017-18 Extemporaneous Topics
2017-18 Impromptu Topics
Interpretation (Interp) categories include:
Duo Interpretation (6)
Public Address (PA) categories include:
Nov 18, 2017 Fall Middle Level Tournament @ Okemos High School
April 21, 2018 Spring Middle Level Tournament @ Bloomfield Hills High School
List of Invitational Tournaments
Please keep in mind that tournament directors must submit their invitation information to the MIFA in order to be listed on the calendar. Please reach out to your committee rep for information regarding other tournaments in your area.
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Middle Level Committee
Region 1 Theresa Weiler, Detroit Country Day (2017-18, one-year term)
Region 2 Leanne Wade, Ann Arbor (2017-18, one-year term) CHAIR
Region 3 Nate Ritsema, Grand Rapids City (2017-18, one year term)
Region 4 Lori Duncan, White Pine MS (2016-18)
Region 5 Hayley McKinney, Berkshire MS (2017-18, one-year term)
Region 6 Andy Brock, Roeper MS (2016-18)
Region 7 Tara Heywood, Portage North MS (2017-19)
Region 8 Barb Ebeling, Ann Arbor Greenhills (2016-18)
Region 9 Aleks Luchin, Brimingham Covington MS (2017-19)