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Extemporaneous Speaking
Welcome to Finalist Files

Welcome to Finalist Files - By Finalists for Finalists


Finalist Files, LLC was founded in 2006 by Michelle Schmit after winning the 2006 NFL Public Forum Debate National Championship. Finalist Files strives to give back to the speech and debate community by providing the highest quality research and strategic advice from a team of Naional Champions. After winning the 2007 NFL International Extemp National Championship, David Kumbroch joined Finalist Files. Both Michelle and David offer years of experience and expertise to speech and debate students and coaches alike.


The Finalist Files Team

Michelle SchmitFounder & Author of all Public Forum Debate materials
David KumbrochAuthor of all Extemporaneous Speaking materials


Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality research and advice from experienced National Champions to students and coaches in order to achieve the highest level of excellence in high school forensics across the nation.


Vision Satement

Finalist Files will strive to perpetually provide the highest quality research and advice from a growing team of National Champions encompassing all forms of speech and debate within high school forensics.  We will strive to be a positive model for teaching and shaping the future of forensics by establishing and maintaining strong connections with students and coaches.  Ultimately, we strive to uphold a reputation as the premier provider of high school forensics resources across the nation and beyond.