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Mexico War of the Words Invitational

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Missouri.

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Dear Speech Coach and Team:

You are cordially invited to attend the MHS Speech & Debate Tournament on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2023. This tournament is for 9th-12th grade.

  • Each school is allowed 3 entries in each event.  Extras will be allowed based on space on a first come, first served basis.

  • There will be NO division between varsity and novice.

  • Events include; Prose, Poetry, Humorous, Dramatic, Story, Duet Acting, Duo, Info, POI, Oratory, Extemp (combined), Radio, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate 

  • Dramatic, Humorous, Info, POI, Duo, Oratory, Extemp will follow the current NSDA guidelines.  Prose, Poetry, Story, Duet Acting, Radio and Debate will follow the current MSHSAA guidelines.

  • Entry fees are $12.00 per event.

  • Payment is due by registration. Please bring a check or Purchase Order when you register.

  • Students may double enter in IEs AND may also enter one debate event.  

  • Students may NOT triple-enter in IEs.

  • All entries are due NO LATER than 4:00PM Thursday, November 23 via Speechwire.. 

  • The deadline for changes will be Monday, November 27 by 3:00PM.  After this time, no additions may be requested and drops will be charged the original entry fee.

  • If the drop is on the day of the tournament call or text 573-473-7852 with the information BEFORE arriving at the tournament.

  • Each school is required to bring 1 adult judge per 8 Individual Event Entries and 1 adult judge per 3 debate entries. 

For additional information, please see the full invite which can be found here  or you may contact Laura Loudenslager our Tournament Director by email:sgiven@mexico.k12.mo.us




Manager contact information

Sara Given
Email address: sgiven@mexico.k12.mo.us
Phone number: 5735814296

Mailing address

639 North Wade Street
Mexico, MO 65265

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