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Technician's Duties

Copy and distribute to every student attending the state meeting as a technician.

  1. All students serving as technicians will report to the mandatory Technicians’ Meeting on Sunday night to pick up their assignment. The time and location will be in the Program Booklet.
  2. All students will go to the Technicians’ room Monday at their assigned time.
  3. All technicians will bring a watch, a pen or pencil, and be dressed neatly.
  4. Any changes in your assignment will be announced at the Monday meeting.
  5. Write down the telephone number for the information desk. This is where you will call in case there is a problem.
  6. You will note the various times on the technician’s score sheet. Mark the beginning time, the time at five minutes to go, at two minutes to go and when they stop. If you have a speech of say 6 minutes, leave the two minutes to go column empty and fill in the ending time in the conclude and stop column.
  7. If the student exceeds their time limit or the judges exceed their time limit, please place a * in front of the participant’s number.
  8. Sign your sheet and have the judges sign the bottom of the sheet also.
  9. Return the timing sheet AND any other equipment that was given to you to the Technicians’ room at the end of the session.
  10. Be sure to find your room on Sunday night so that you won’t be late on Monday. You must be in your room at least 10 MINUTES BEFORE the start of the session.
  11. Students listed as day-only packages may not serve as technicians at the state meeting.
  12. If you fail to do your assigned duties as a Technician at the State Meeting you will not be permitted to attend next year’s State Meeting even if you receive a First Award at the Region Meeting.
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