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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, CJankeJr@yahoo.com

    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
  • Community Standard Form
  • Discussion Outline (PDF)
  • Discussion Outline (WORD)
  • Extemp. Reading Poetry Selections
  • Extemp. Reading Prose Selections
  • Extemporaneous Speaking Subject Areas
  • Storytelling Selections
    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
  • Phonetic Spelling Form
  • Protest Form
  • Reporting Section Tournament Results
  • Rule Interpretations-FAQ
  • Sanction Form-Interstate Fine Arts Event
  • Speech Coach Mentoring Program
  • Speech Cutting Procedure
  • Yearbook and Record Book
      
      

    State Tournament Info
    April 21 - 22,  2017
    Apple Valley High School
    A-Sat;AA-Fri
    Tournament Related Files
    Previous Years Results
      2017 Class A Results Release
      Section Results
      2017 Class AA Results Release
      2017 State Schedule
      2017 State Speaking Order / Program
      Apple Valley Map - 1st Floor
      Apple Valley Map - 2nd Floor
      Class A Final Results
      Class A Team Scores
      Class AA Final Results
      Class AA Team Scores
      Guidelines for Participating Schools
      Judge/Room Manager Assignments
      State Draw Schedule

    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    1A Sub 2: April 7, 2018
    Sub 1: April 9, 2018
    Section: April 14, 2018
    Sub 2 - Cannon Falls
    Sub 1 - Wabasha-Kellogg
    Section Byron HS
    Byron, MN
     
    2A March 27, 2017

    March 28, 2017
    April 7, 2017
    Sub South @ Fairmont
    Sub North @ JWP
    Section @ St Peter
     
    3A April 3,, 2018
    April 7, 2018
    April 6, 2018
    April 14, 2018
    Sub Sect 10 @ Adrian
    Sub Sect 11 @ Minneota
    Sub Sect 12 @ Montevideo
    Sect 3A @ SMSU
     
    4A April 8, 2017 Watertown Mayer B
    5A April 14, 2018 Albany HS






     
    6A 4-8-2017 Underwood HS  
    7A (South) - March 31, 2017
    (North) - March 31, 2017
    Section - Mon. April 10,
    2017
    Onamia
    Eveleth
    Marshall School, Duluth

     
    8A Tues., April 4, 2017
    Sat., April 1, 2017
    Sat., April 8, 2017
    Tues. April 11, 2017
    Last Play Date:
    Sub-29 @ Laporte - 3:30
    Sub-30 @ DGF - 10:00
    Sub-31 @ RLCC - 10:00
    Section 8A @ Fosston - 1:00
     
    1AA April 13, 2017 Northfield  
    2AA April 8, 2017 Chanhassen  
    3AA March 23, 2017 Eagan High School  
    4AA April 12, 2017 Mounds View High School  
    5AA 2018
    March 23
    Wayzata High School  
    6AA 2018
    Thursday, March 22
    Eastview High School  
    7AA Apr 7, 2018 Duluth East  
    8AA North Sub-Section - March
    30, 2017

    South Sub-Section - March
    30, 2017

    Section - April 6, 2017
    4 pm - North Sub-Section - Brainerd

    4 pm - South Sub-Section - Sartell

    4 pm - Section - St Cloud Tech
     
     


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