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Best of the West

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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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North Platte Speech Team invites you to the Best of the West Speech Invite at 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹.
This year, this tournament will also host the Best of the West Middle School Speech Invite.
Date: February 25th, 2023 

Time: 7:45 AM CST


Site: North Platte High School, 1220 W 2nd Street


Awards: Varsity and Novice medals will be awarded to the top 10 in all events. We will be awarding team champion and team runner up plaques in both the Varsity & Novice divisions.


Entry Fees: Entry Fees are $7.00 per event. You must provide one judge for each six entries or part thereof. Hired judges are $75.00 each. Please do your best to cover entries as we have a limited supply of judges. 


Parking: Team buses may drop off students in the loading area in front of the high school and proceed to park on the north end of the east parking lot. Teams will enter the building from the MAIN ENTRANCE at NPHS.

 

Concessions: Will be available in the commons of the high school. 


Schedule: 7:45-8:15 AM: Registration & Extemp Prep

8:15 AM: Round 1 - Flight

8:45 AM: Round 1 - Extemp

9:45 AM: Round 1 - Flight B  (Extemp prep for Round 2)

11:00 AM: Round 2 - Flight A

12:15 PM: Round 2 - Flight B (Extemp prep for Finals)

1:30 PM: Finals- Flight A

2:45 PM: Finals - Flight B

4:00 PM: Awards in Performing Arts Center 

Additional Information:
Extemp Prep: 1 hour, wifi access will be given
OID: 15-minute time limit. Judges will be informed not to penalize for sub-10 minute performances.
Duo/Duet: 12-min, Judges will be informed not to penalize for differences in Duo/Duet.

MS Rules: - We will follow the same rules as HS with the following changes:

In place of Extemp, MS will have Impromptu - 8 minutes total time from drawing to finish speaking.  Students may use their 8 minutes however they find appropriate.
In case of low numbers, events may collapse into Public Speaking (Informative, Entertainment, and/or Persuasive), Interpretation (Serious, Humorous, Poetry, POI), and Group (OID, Duo/Duet).

 

Registration: Registration for your team will be at speechwire.com. Entries are due by 11:59 PM on 2/22/2023. Changes in your entries can be made up to 11:59 PM on 2/22/2023. 


Questions   Scott King, North Platte High School Speech Coach (307) 286-5590 scottking@nppsd.org

North Platte High School (308) 535-7105 Ext. 5

 

 

Manager contact information

Scott King
Email address: scottking@nppsd.org
Phone number: (307) 286-5590

Mailing address

1220 W 2nd St
North Platte, NE 69101

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