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Timers
are responsible for keeping accurate timing of the congressional hearings.
Hearings on Saturday and Sunday are ten minutes long in duration (four minutes for the
opening statement and six minututes for follow-up questions).

On Monday the hearings are extended to 12 minutes in duration (four minutes for the opening
statement and eight minutes for follow-up questions).


      Timers' Orientation Video



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Facilitators
are responsible for escorting in a timely fashion a panel of judges to the
hearing rooms. Once in a hearing room facilitators officially welcome everyone. Facilitators
are also responsible for distributing score sheets to the judges and collecting them after the
hearings.
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Floor Supervisors
are responsible for greeting classes upon arrival at the event.
They are also responsible for directing classes, parents, visitors, and other guests to the student
briefing room and the hearing rooms. During the hearings the floor supervisors ensure the hearings
are undisturbed. After the completion of class hearings, the floor supervisors help direct classes to
their buses. They also inspect the hearing rooms to make sure they are ready for the next division
of classes. Floor supervisors are always ready to handle any problems that may arise.

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Scoring Team
The scoring team is responsible for tabulating the judges' score
sheets for each of the participating classes. 
Six different panels of three judges score each of the
six units for a total of eighteen judges' score sheets. Each class testifies on one question on
Saturday, on a new question on Sunday, and a new question on Monday.
 (3 judge panels x 6 units x 3 days = 54 score sheets).


Each score sheet includes six criteria, and each criterion is worth ten points. The highest possible
score for each score sheet is 60 points. Each unit is judged by three judges; therefore, the highest
possible unit score is 180 points. Because there are six units, the highest possible class score is
1,080 points. The highest possible total class score for three days is 3,240 points.



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