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49th Chuck Beckman Memorial

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Walker Forty-Ninth Annual Speech Invitational
Dear Speech Coach:
The CHUCK BECKMAN MEMORIAL Forty-Ninth Annual Walker Speech Invitational will be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, March 6, 2021.  TEAMS - Please update registration by 7:30 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: (We are a NIETOC Bid tournament.  If you have questions - ask)
.25) All competition will be synchronous via NSDA Campus except for Duo which will remain Asynchronous.   
.5) Instead of team trophies - the top three teams will be able to designate a charity to receive a donation ($300 - 1st place, $150 - 2nd place, and $75 - 3rd place).
1. This tournament will consist of three rounds, HONORS FINAL and a FINAL. Double entering is allowed in all events, but discouraged in two draw events.  The discussion round will take precedent if one is doubled in discussion. No double entering in discussion and a draw event. Triple entering is allowed if POI is a category, otherwise Triple entering is not allowed.
2. Drawings for Round 1 will begin at 8:45 a.m. sharp!  Speaking will begin at 9:15 a.m.  All competitors should be in their respective virtual draw room 15 minutes prior to round start time. 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. Medals for 1st through 6th place and Honor Round Champion.  Blue ribbons to Honor Finalists. Red Ribbons to those exhibiting excellence in ranks yet missing finals.
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.      We wish we could offer concessions and provide for coaches/judges a plethora of culinary treats - but, alas .... it is not to be in 2021.
6. The registration fee is $7.00 per entrant.  Note: a duo team counts as one entry. A team fee of $25 will be assessed to offset the synchronous costs of NSDA Campus.
7. Discussion will follow state guidelines and has a staggered time to allow double entering.  Storytelling and Extemp. Reading selections will be created from the list provided by the MSHSL.
8. You must supply ONE judge for every SIX students entered or portion thereof.  Be sure you select your judges carefully and have them study pertinent sections of the MSHSL handbook. Judges will have a virtual judge lounge.  For each round, all unassigned judges need to be in the judge lounge until the round begins with all judges present.
9. Registration is online with www.SpeechWire.com � follow their instructions for registration.
10. We would have a limited number of judges available for $80 if you have trouble getting judges.
11. Registration closes Thursday, March 4th. Duo video URLS must be uploaded by Friday, March 5 by 8 a.m.
12.      Discussion tasks will be written from Area II - Global Wellness Through An International Lens (Section Topics). 
Please join us on March 6, 2021 for what will be a rewarding and educational experience.
Telephone numbers: Cordially yours,
218-851-0438 cell Stewart Wilson
218-547-4247 work                               Ben Offerman and Katelin Offerman

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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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