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Friday, September 29 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Dinner with Keynote and Raffle - Artifacts: A Lifetime of NSCTA

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Tyler Thompson: Gering High School head speech Tyler Thompson has always loved vintage TV, especially shows like “Gilligan’s Island.” While full of corny dialogue and outlandish plots, these shows can still teach us valuable lessons, if we know where to look and bother to take the chance. Like the cast of characters stranded on that uncharted island, after embarking on that fated “three hour tour,” speech, drama, and debate coaches are often left to rely on their own creativity and pluck to ensure success for their students and teams. In his keynote address, Thompson will share an uplifting vision for how coaches and directors can tackle challenges like the Skipper, Gilligan, the millionaire and his wife, Ginger, and the professor and MaryAnne always did--with ingenuity, good humor, and a sense of community--while not turning into another famous castaway, Tom Hanks, who talked to a volleyball and performed oral surgery with an ice skate. Ouch. So, be prepared to laugh, be prepared to learn, and be prepared to take a chance on this winning Class B coach as he helps you set sail on your own voyage toward a successful 2017-2018 season. Ships ahoy!


Toni Hiemes

Debate, Lincoln Southwest
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Tyler Thompson

Speech/One Act, Gering High School

Friday September 29, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
North and South Platte Banquet Rooms

Attendees (35)