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Walker Forty-Eighth Annual Speech Invitational

Dear Speech Coach: The Forty-Eighth Annual Walker Speech Invitational will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: (We are a NIETOC Bid tournament - if you have questions - ask!)

1. This tournament will consist of three rounds, HONOR FINAL and a FINAL. Double entering will be allowed.

2. Drawings for Round 1 will begin at 8:45 a.m. sharp! Speaking will begin at 9:15 a.m. It is imperative that everyone be registered and ready to speak at this time. Discussion begins 15 minutes later each round to allow double entering.

3. Awards will be presented to all students who demonstrate superior ability.

4. You may enter as many contestants per category as you wish; however, be aware that excessive enrollment in a category will lead to intra-school competition.

5. A plethora of food will be available for judges in the lounge and a concession stand will be available for speakers.

6. The registration fee is $7.00 per entrant. Note: a duo team counts as one entry.

7. Discussion will follow state guidelines - Area II Government Issues(Subsection topics).. Storytelling and Extemp. Reading selections will be created from the list provided by the MSHSL.

8. You must supply ONE judge for every SEVEN students entered or portion thereof. Be sure you select your judges carefully and have them study pertinent sections of the MSHSL handbook.

9. Registration is online with www.SpeechWire.com – follow their instructions for registration.

10. We would have a limited number of judges available for $75 if you have trouble getting judges.

11. Registration closes Tuesday, February 25th.


Please join us on February 29th  for what will be a rewarding and educational experience.

Cordially yours,

218-851-0438 (cell ) Stewart Wilson

218-547-4247 (work) Ben Offerman and Katelin DeLorenzo


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Stewart Wilson
Email address: stewartwilson@whaschools.org
Phone number: 218-851-0438

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301 4th Street
PO Box 4000
Walker, MN 56484

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