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Prior Lake High School Laker Speech Tournament

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Dear Speech Coaches:
You and your team are invited to participate in the Prior Lake High School Laker Speech Tournament on Saturday, February 3, 2024.   We hope you will be able to join us!
We are excited that our tournament is a NIETOC bid tournament!
We are also very excited to offer IMPROMPTU this year.
The cost is $7.00 per entrant.  Checks can be made to Prior Lake High School Speech.  Double entries are allowed.  Duo Interpretation is $7.00 per Duo.
Food:  We will have concessions available to students.  Stay tuned for more info!
Judges:  You will need to provide one judge for every six (6) entries or fraction thereof. Uncovered judge slots will cost $90 each.  Please make every effort to provide the required number of judges based on your entries prior to drops.
2024 Judges Preference Form
Entry Deadline:   Please submit your initial entries by Friday, January 26. If you need to make changes, please submit drop/adds on Speechwire by Wednesday, January 31 at 3:00 PM. Changes can still be made up until Saturday morning, but all drops after Jan. 31 at 3:00 PM will not result in a change on the statement.
Storytelling:  Stories 1-15 (Per MSCA recommendations, all 15 stories will be in the draw)
ER Prose: Stories 1-12. (Students will be allowed to choose where in the story to begin their speech.  They can also end anywhere within the category time limits.)
ER Poetry: 1-87
ES Topics: 
Domestic: American Policies, 2024 Election, Health & Welfare, Personalities in News
International: Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas


Discussion: Tasks will come from Part I. Legacy Media and Its Impacts and II. New/Digital Media and Its Impacts (Sub-section Topics).  

Discussion Prompts will be posted to the Files for Download  Tab on Speechwire before each round.

Reminder: No Double Entering in Disco and a Draw Event

*Internet is allowed during Discussion; however, WiFi access cannot be guaranteed.

“Problem-solving Discussion is an effort on the part of a small group to reach a solution to a problem through informal interchange of facts, inferences, and judgments.”  (Discussion Outline)


In an attempt to foster a meaningful conversation, discussants will be given a question that allows the group to explore the topic in ways that they decide.  It will be up to the group to determine anything not explicitly prescribed: groups impacted, individuals and organizations involved in the solution, the criteria used to judge the severity of problems or the success of solutions, et cetera.



Here is the planned schedule:

8:15 AM

Draw Meeting in Media Center

8:15 AM

Judge Meeting in Judge Lounge

8:30 AM

Round 1 Draw

8:45 AM

Round 1 Discussion

9:00 AM

Round 1

10:00 AM

Round 2 Draw

10:15 AM

Round 2 Discussion

10:30 AM

Round 2

11:45 PM

Round 3 Draw

12:00 PM

Round 3 Discussion

12:15 PM

Round 3

1:45 PM

Final Round Draws and Discussion

2:00 PM

Final Rounds (except Draws and Disco)

2:15 PM

Final Rounds Draw Categories



We hope to host your team on Saturday, February 3!
Nick Ingles
Tournament Manager
Head Speech Coach
Prior Lake High School
Cell: 952-454-2156


Manager contact information

Nick Ingles
Email address: ningles@plsas.org
Phone number: 952-454-2156

Mailing address

7575 150th Street West
Savage, MN 55378

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