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2014-2015 Speech

Administration:
  • Speech currently has no limitations on Start Date, First Contest Date, or Maximum Number of Contests. We encourage schools to create a schedule that works best for coaches and students. The Speech season can overlap with One Act Play, Music Contests, and winter sports and we encourage coaches/directors work with each other to give kids the opportunity to participate in multiple interests.
  • The MSHSL Speech begins at sub-section. Regular season contests and invitationals do not need to meet the same requirements for registered judges or need to follow the MSHSL rules, although encouraged for consistency.
  • Speech students are not bound by Bylaw 111 (Transfer and Residence)
  • Administrators need to verify student eligibility, but currently do not need to fill out the Eligibility Verification Form.

    Judging:
  • All Sub-Section, Section and State Contests require MSHSL registered judges. For more information on being a judge, click here.
  • Current Judging Certification Clinics will be posted on this page under NEWS.
  • Having qualified judges is important to the integrity of the contests. It is getting harder and harder to get out of school to judge contests and Spring is such a busy time that sometimes contests need to be scheduled on weekdays. If it helps, we have a letter of support you could give your administration to participate in weekday contests.

    2014-2015 Rules:
  • Current Rules and Policies are posted accessible from this page. See Rules and Policies link below
  • If coaches have any questions regarding rules, selection placement, or other issues they are encouraged to contact Cliff Janke as early as possible.

    Contact Information:
    Cliff Janke - MSHSL Speech Clinician, CJanke@fairmont.k12.mn.us

    Chris Franson - MSHSL Staff, cfranson@mshsl.org

  • Media:
  • Admission to the State Tournament is free.
  • Media can contact Chris Franson for more information in advance or at the site.      

          


  • News
  • 2014-15 Extemp Reading Selections-Poetry
  • 2014-15 Extemp Reading Selections-Prose
  • 2014-2015 Discussion Outline (PDF)
  • 2014-2015 Discussion Outline (WORD)
  • 2014-2015 Storytelling Selections
  • Community Standard Form
  • Disc Topic, Poetry, Prose & Storytelling
  • Extemporaneous Speaking Subject Areas
  • Fine Arts Certification Clinics
  • Media Policy Manual
    Resources
  • Competitive Section Assignments
  • Rules and Policies
  • Ballot
  • Critique Guidelines for Discussion
  • Critique Sheet
  • Discussion Critique Sheet
  • Instructions for Judges
  • Letter of Support for Fine Arts Activities
  • National Federation Speech-Debate Page
  • Protest Form
  • Rule Interpretations-FAQ
  • Sanction Form-Interstate Fine Arts Event
  • Speech Coach Mentoring Program
  • Yearbook and Record Book
      
      

    State Tournament Info
    April 17 - 18,  2015
    Lakeville North High School
    A-Fri;AA-Sat
    Tournament Related Files
    Previous Years Results
      State Schedule

    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    1A Sub 2: March 28, 2015
    Sub 1: March 30, 2015
    Section: April 11, 2015
    Sub 2 - Cannon Falls
    Sub 1 - Wabasha-Kellogg
    Section Byron HS
    Byron, MN
     
    2A March 30, 2015
    March 31, 2015

    April 10, 2015
    Sub South @ Fairmont
    Sub North @ Mkato Loyola

    Section @ St Peter
     
    3A March 30,, 2015
    March 28, 2015
    March 27, 2015
    April 11, 2015
    Sub Sect 10 @ Adrian
    Sub Sect 11 @ Pipestone
    Sub Sect 12 @ Montevideo
    Sect 3A @ SMSU
     
    4A April 10, 2015 Mounds Park Academy B
    5A April 11, 2015 Ogilvie HS






     
    6A Apr. 11, 2015 Underwood HS  
    7A South: March 28, 2015 10AM
    North: March 24,2015 4PM
    Section: April 11, 2015 10AM
    McGregor H.S.
    Bigfork H.S.
    Eveleth-Gilbert H.S.
     
    8A Tues., March 31, 2015
    Thurs., March 26, 2015
    Sat., March 28, 2015
    Tues., April 7, 2015
    Last Play Date: 4/12/15
    Sub-29 @ W-H-A - 3:30
    Sub-30 @ Park Christian - 3:30
    Sub-31 @ RLCC - 8:00
    Section 8A @ Fosston - 1:00
     
    1AA April 9, 2015 Northfield  
    2AA April 11, 2015 Mankato West High School  
    3AA April 8, 2015 South St. Paul High School  
    4AA March 25, 2015 Hill-Murray H.S  
    5AA 2015
    April 10, 2015
    Champlin Park High School  
    6AA 2015
    Mar 18
    Armstrong or Cooper  
    7AA Mar 27, 2015 Forest Lake  
    8AA North Sub-Section -
    March 26, 2016

    South Sub-Section -
    March 26, 2015

    Section - April 9, 2015
    4 pm - North Sub-Section - Thief River Falls

    4 pm - South Sub-Section - Becker

    4 pm - Section - Little Falls
     
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