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2022 Kearney High School Bearcat Brawl
Sat Feb 19, 2022
The Kearney High Speech team would like to invite you to our varsity tournament.
The amount of teams attending will be capped at 20. 
Events:  We will be hosting open divisions in Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpratation, Duet Acting, Poetry Interpretation, Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking, Entertainment Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Program of Oral Interpretation (POI). If you have any questions on rules for events please see below and/or contact me.  
Triathlon: Students many triple enter and be eligible for a triathlon award in any 3 events. Please realize that getting to rounds on time is the speaker’s responsibility and the judge will not wait beyond the start time of the next round for any reason.
Judges: Please provide one judge for every six entries. There will be a fee of $15.00 per uncovered entries. These judges and their names are due at the close of registration on Thursday, Feb. 17th at 4:00pm. If you are short on judges I may require that the coach be entered as a judge. If you would like help finding judges please email me and I will try to help.
Food: We will have concessions open all day, please support our team by purchasing from our concessions stand. Judges and coaches will be provided food in the lounge.
Extemporaneous:  Topics will cover both foreign and domestic issues from the news since September 2021.  Thirty minute prep time. One 4X6 note card optional.  TIME LIMIT 5 to 7min.
Persuasive Speaking: Must be an original work of the student to inspire, persuade, and/or convince.  Limit of 150 quoted words.  Script is optional.  TIME LIMIT MAX 10.
Informative Speaking: Must be the original work of the student. This is a speech indented to inform the audience on a subject. You are allowed to use visual aids. Access to electronic visual aids will not be provided.  one 4x6 note card allowed, no script. TIME LIMIT 10 min MAX.
Entertainment speaking: Must be the original work of the student. This is a speech intended to entertain the audience. It should be structured, sources are optional. You are allowed to use visual aids. Access to electronic visual aids will not be provided. One 4x6 note card allowed, no script. TIME LIMIT 8 min MAX.
Serious Prose:  A serious interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play.  TIME LIMIT MAX 10.
Humorous Interpretation:  A humorous interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play. TIME LIMIT MAX 10.
Poetry:  A serious or humorous interpretation of one or more poems.  If more than one poem is used, they must be based on either a theme or a single author.  Script is required.  TIME LIMIT 6 to 8min.
Duet Acting:  An original cutting from a humorous or serious play, acted out by two individuals.  A table and two chairs may be used but are not required.  TIME LIMIT 12 min.    
Program Oral Interp (POI) - a program of prose, poetry and drama based on a theme. See NSDA rules/guidelines. Script required. Time limit 10 min max. 
Registration 8:00 to 8:20
EXT Draw Round One 8:30
Round One 9:00
EXT Draw Round Two 10:00
Round Two 10:30
EXT Draw Round Three 11:30
Round Three 12:00
Finals 2:00 or ASAP
Awards ASAP

Manager contact information

Katie Sladek
Email address: katsladek@kearneycats.com
Phone number: (402) 203-2167

Mailing address

Kearney High School c/o Katie Sladek
2702 W. 11th St.
Kearney, NE 68845

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