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2015-2016 Speech

Activity 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Current Judging Certification Clinics will be posted on this page under NEWS.
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  • 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.
  • Current Rules::
     
  • Current Rules and Policies are posted accessible from this page. See Rules and Policies link below.
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  • 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.      
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    News
  • 2015-16 Discussion Topic & Books
  • Community Standard Form
  • Extemporaneous Speaking Subject Areas
    Resources
  • Competitive Section Assignments
  • Rules and Policies
  • Ballot
  • Critique Guidelines for Discussion
  • Critique Sheet
  • Discussion Critique Sheet
  • Final Round Qualifiers Form
  • 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 15 - 16,  2016
    Lakeville North High School
    A-Fri;AA-Sat
    Tournament Related Files
    Previous Years Results

    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    1A Sub 2: April 2, 2016
    Sub 1: April 4, 2016
    Section: April 9, 2016
    Sub 2 - Cannon Falls
    Sub 1 - Wabasha-Kellogg
    Section Byron HS
    Byron, MN
     
    2A March 28, 2016
    March 29, 2016

    April 8, 2016
    Sub South @ Fairmont
    Sub North @ JWP

    Section @ St Peter
     
    3A March 29,, 2016
    April 2, 2016
    April 1, 2016
    April 9, 2016
    Sub Sect 10 @ Adrian
    Sub Sect 11 @ Pipestone
    Sub Sect 12 @ Montevideo
    Sect 3A @ SMSU
     
    4A April 8, 2016 Watertown Mayer B
    5A April 9, 2016 Annandale HS






     
    6A Apr. 2, 2016 Underwood HS  
    7A Section: April 2, 2016 South Ridge High School


     
    8A Tues., March 29, 2016
    Tues., March 22, 2016
    Sat., April 2, 2016
    Tues., April 5, 2016
    Last Play Date: 4/9/16
    Sub-29 @ Laporte - 3:30
    Sub-30 @ DGF - 3:30
    Sub-31 @ RLCC - 8:00
    Section 8A @ Fosston - 1:00
     
    1AA April 7, 2016 Northfield  
    2AA April 9, 2016 Chanhassen HS  
    3AA March 16, 2016 Eagan High School  
    4AA March 30, 2016 TBD  
    5AA 2016
    April 8, 2016
    Champlin Park High School  
    6AA 2016
    TBD
    TBD  
    7AA Apr 1, 2016 Forest Lake  
    8AA North Sub-Section - March
    31, 2016

    South Sub-Section - March
    31, 2016

    Section - April 7, 2016
    4 pm - North Sub-Section - Bemidji

    4 pm - South Sub-Section - Rocori

    4 pm - Section - Moorhead
     
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