So Region 8 got split into two districts last year and the league got rid of After Dinner and Humorous and replaced with Biblical and brought back biographical (and other speech stuffs that I forgot). There was a general uproar on HSD
about the matter and in the very least there were mixed opinions about its success.
What was everyone's impression of the changes now that hindsight is 20-20?
Did they achieve their purpose?
Looking forward to next year, should we return to the previous systems (abolish district-splits, bringing back Humorous or After Dinner, etc.) or did the system work?
For myself, I missed Humorous a lot and would have liked to see it come back (at least on alternating years, some Humorous speeches were not truly funny last year), but I think that the inclusion of Biblical interp has been positive (and, given what Mrs. Hudson said at one of the National Opens this year, I think she really liked it).
I also think that the district splits had a net positive effect.