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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
    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 Stillwater 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 Section - April 9, 2015 1 pm - Section - Little Falls (Camp Ripley)  
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