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2019 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.
  • 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.
  • Current 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, CJankeJr@yahoo.com

    Amy Doherty - MSHSL Staff, adoherty@mshsl.org

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

  • State Tournament Info
    April 12 - 13, 2019
    Wayzata High School
    A-Fri, AA-Sat


    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    1ASub 2: March 30, 2019
    Sub 1: April 1, 2019
    Section: April 6, 2019
    Sub 2 - Cannon Falls HS
    Sub 1 - Wabasha-Kellogg HS
    Section - Byron HS
    Byron, MN
    2A March 25, 2019
    March 26, 2019
    April 5, 2019
    Sub South @ Martin County West
    Sub North @ JWP
    Section @ St Peter
    3AMarch 26,, 2019
    March 30, 2019
    March 29, 2019
    April 6, 2019
    Sub Sect 10 @ Adrian
    Sub Sect 11 @ Pipestone
    Sub Sect 12 @ Montevideo
    Sect 3A @ SMSU
    4A April 3, 2020Glencoe Silver Lake
    5A April 4, 2020 (section)
    March 27 (Sub. West)
    March 26 (Sub South)
    March 30 (Sub. East)
    Osakis HS
    West: Minnewaska HS
    South: BBE HS
    East: Pierz HS





    6A April 6 2019
    SS 21 Mar 26 Browerville
    SS 22 Mar 29 Underwood
    SS 23 Mar 30 Menahga
    Pillager High School
    Mar 26 Browerville
    Mar 29 Underwood
    Mar 30 Menahga
    7ASub-Fri, March 29, 2019
    Sub-Fri, March 29, 2019
    Section - Sat.. April 6,
    2019
    South Sub @ Wrenshall - 9:30 AM
    North Sub @ Cherry - 3:00 PM
    N
    Marshall School, Duluth

    8A Mon. , March 25, 2019
    Tues., March 26, 2019
    Sat., March 23, 2019
    Fri., April 5, 2019
    Last Play Date: 4/6/19
    Sub-29 @ Blackduck - 11:00
    Sub-30 @ DGF - 3:30
    Sub-31 @ RLCC - 10:00
    Section 8A @ Fosston - 12:30
    1AAApril 9, 2020Northfield
    2AA March 18, 2019
    March 21, 2019
    April 6, 2019
    NW Sub Hutchinson
    SE Sub Mankato East HS
    Hutchinson HS
    3AA March 20, 2019 Woodbury High School
    4AAMarch 27, 2019 White Bear Lake High School
    5AA 2020
    April 3, 2020
    St. Michael-
    Albertville High School
    6AA 2020
    Thursday, March 19
    Prior Lake High School
    7AA Mar 30, 2019Elk River
    8AANorth Sub-Section - Thursday, March 28,
    2019

    South Sub-Section - Thursday, March 28,
    2019

    Section - Thursday, April 4, 2019
    4 pm - North Sub-Section - Fergus Falls

    4 pm - South Sub-Section - St Cloud Apollo

    4 pm - Section - Willmar