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Sutherland Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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Dear Speech Director, 
It’s that time again! On February 6, 2020, Sutherland High School will be hosting the Sutherland Speech Invitational. Registration will begin at 7:15 A.M CT with a brief coaches meeting at 7:45 in the hospitality room.  Rounds will begin at 8:30 A.M. CT.  To keep things moving, we will start extemp draw at 8:00 A.M. CT.
We will be using Speechwire to schedule our meet.  Please submit your entries by Friday, January 29.  You may continue to make changes through Thursday, February 4th at 1pm, at which time we will send out invoices to each team. 
Entry fees are $7.00 for each event. Please bring one judge for each six entries (or part thereof).  The charge will be $75 dollars for each missing judge.  Please let judges know that we will be utilizing electronic ballots for this meet.  They can use their own device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone), or we will have extras that can be borrowed.
Medals will be awarded to the top six places and plaques for the top two schools. Students may double or triple enter, but they are responsible for making it to their events in a timely manner.  The flights will tentatively be as follows (changes may be made due to section numbers and room availability):
Flight A Events:  Humorous Prose, Persuasive, Poetry, OID, Extemp Prep 
Flight B Events: Serious Prose, Informative, Extemp, Duet, Entertainment 
Please enter the school through the main doors on the day of the contest. The South Gym will be the designated “hang out” spot for students throughout the day.  Extemp prep will be in the library.  The concession stand will be open throughout the day in the commons area. 
The following COVID precautions will be taken:
-No spectators will be allowed in the building
-Masks must be worn at all times, except while performing
-Electronic ballots will be utilized
-Schools will have designated areas in the gym
-Only double entries will be allowed to leave during a round
-Students who are not performing during a flight are asked to be either attend their teammate's rounds or stay in the South Gym.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.  My school email is Nicole.Weiss@spssailors.org, and my cell phone number is (720)879-7094.  I look forward to seeing you on February 6th!
Nikki Weiss
Sutherland Speech Director 

Important tournament rooms

Hospitality - 33 (Kershner)
Tab Room - Board Room
Extemp Prep - HS Library

Manager contact information

Nicole Weiss
Email address: nicole.weiss@spssailors.org
Phone number: 7208797094

Mailing address

401 Walnut St.
Sutherland, NE 69165

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