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This is a Middle School tournament in Minnesota.

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Please join us for the Blackduck Junior High Speech Tournament, Monday, February 5th, 2024 at Blackduck High School.  This is a 6-9 JV tournament featuring all 13 MSHSL competitive events.  The entry fee is $5.00 per speaker including both duo partners.  Please provide judges at a 1:6 ratio.  Deadline to register your team is Wednesday, January 31st at 4:00 p.m., deadline for drops without charge is Friday, February 2nd at 11:00 a.m.  Drops after that will result in requirement to pay the $5.00 registration fee for dropped competitors.  Adds must be paid at the time of check in and no adds will be taken that will make competition rounds larger than 6.  Please bring your check for registrations on the day of the tournament.


NOTE:  CHECKS MUST BE MADE OUT TO "BHS SPEECH BOOSTERS,"  and NOT to the School or School District.

On February 5th, registration will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Draws will begin at 3:00 pm with competition rounds at 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 pm.  We will plan to present awards close to 7:00 p.m.


Concessions will be available to students and a concession coupon to coaches, judges, and drivers.

Awards will be presented to all speakers who show superior ability.


Please ensure that your speakers and judges are aware of the rules and etiquette of their categories and competition and that your judges are aware of MSHSL rules, expectations regarding keeping explicit ballots and writing critiques that provide speakers with appropriate feedback and suggestions.

Storytellers will draw from ALL of the season selections.  Extemp Readers will draw from ALL selections from the prose and poetry books.  Discussers will be using Areas I and II of the Subsection Topics. Specific Sub Topic areas will be sent out prior to the tournament.


Balloting, critiquing, and drawing will be "old school paper".


Assistance from experienced head coaches will be welcome in the tab room and ballot drop.  We look forward to seeing you in Blackduck on February 5th!

Minnesota State High School League Event Info:

Extemp. Reading Prose Stories All selections included (students can repeat a cutting from their first two rounds for round 3)

Extemp. Reading Poetry All selections included (students can repeat a cutting from their first two rounds for round 3)

Storytelling Stories All selections included (students can repeat a cutting from their first two rounds for round 3)

Discussion Subsection Topic Areas I and II.  Topic Area I: Subtopic A: Relevance of "Legacy" Media, Topic Area II: Subtopic B: The Role of Local, State, and Federal Agencies in Regulating Digital Communication, and Topic Area II: Subtopic D: Accuracy and Fallacies of Digital Media




Manager contact information

Jennifer Parker
Email address: parkerj@blackduck.k12.mn.us
Phone number: 218-368-4876

Mailing address

Blackduck High School
P.O. Box 550
Blackduck, MN 56630

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