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Chaska High School Speech Tournament

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You and your students are cordially invited to participate in the 17th Annual Chaska Hawks Speech Invitational on Saturday, February 20, 2021. It promises to be a great event with great competition!  We are proud to be a NIETOC bid tournament again this year. This year's tournament will be hosted online, utilizing NSDA Campus virtual rooms. All events will be synchronous except for DUO.  Duo's will need to submit video link.
 
 
Format:  Three rounds, finals, and honor finals.  First round begins at 9:00 a.m.  Awards ceremony tentatively scheduled to livestream around 3:30 p.m.  Ext. Speaking, Ext. Reading, and Storytelling will have 30 minute prep, students draw all three rounds.   We will use all 13 MSHSL categories and follow MSHSL rules.  We will also offer POI, using the NSDA rules for this event.  Double entries will be allowed with Discussion rounds starting 15 minutes later than others to accommodate double entries.  Students in  more than one category should only be in one draw category.
 
Please be sure to update entries/drops no later that 8:00 AM on tournament day in Speechwire so we can run round 1 schematics at 8:05 am.  If you are having trouble with making your drops that morning, please contact Tournament Manager Bev Diles at 612-201-9651 as soon as possible.  
 
 
Minnesota State High School League Event Info:
Extemp. Reading Prose Stories:  All stories (students cannot repeat a cutting from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Extemp. Reading Poems:  All poems (students cannot repeat a cutting from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Storytelling Stories:  All stories (students cannot repeat a story from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Discussion Topic I - Global Wellness through a Domestic Lens
Entry Deadline:  Please submit your initial entries by Monday, February 15, 2021.  Any drops after Wednesday, 2/17/21 at 5 p.m. will be charged a $7 drop fee.  We will be site scheduling the tournament, so please feel free to make changes to your registration until 8:00 AM the morning of the tournament.  For this reason, please be diligent in updating your entries as soon as a change arises.
 
 
Entries:  You may enter as many students as you would like in each event, including double entries(only one draw category please).  Note that if you have more than 7 students in one event they will likely compete with teammates. 
 
 
Fees:  $7.00 per entry.  Please make checks payable to Chaska High School Booster Club.
 
 
Judges:  Please provide one judge for every six (6) entries or fraction thereof.  Uncovered judge slots will cost $80 each.  Please make every effort to provide the required number of judges based on your entries as of the 2/17/21 deadline for drops. 
 

Manager contact information

Bev Diles
Email address: dilesb@district112.org
Phone number: 612-201-9651

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545 Pioneer Trail
Chaska, MN 55318

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