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Star Tribune Eastview Lightning Classic

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Greetings,

Your team is cordially invited to the Star Tribune Lightning Speech Classic presented by the Eastview High School Speech Team. Our tournament will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Eastview High School and Valley Middle School of STEM in Apple Valley, MN.  All 13 MSHSL categories will be open to registration and we will allow NFL rules where applicable. We will also have POI (program oral interpretation) and we are a NIETOC bid tournament.  Like we have done for the past three years at our tournament, we will offer two divisions of competition: Open and Championship. Open division is for your less-experienced speakers (this is 9th-10th graders or first year in speech, not a new category) and Championship is geared towards your more experienced speakers (Juniors and Seniors).  This way, everyone will compete with competition at their level.  Students may not compete in different divisions.  Double Entries are welcome (even in discussion).  However, students are not allowed to double enter into two draw categories.   Each division will have a final round.  We also will have honorable mentions at the awards ceremonyfor those that just miss the final round. 

To avoid less-than-desirable speaking rooms, we are going to be utilizing two buildings.  Valley Middle School of STEM in Apple Valley will house our Open division and Eastview High School will hold our Championship division.  However, BOTH DIVISIONS OF EXTEMP SPEAKING WILL TAKE PLACE AT EASTVIEW. 

As always we will have a great judges' and coaches' lounge.  Concessions will be available to students, coaches and judges throughout the day.

Here us some other important information:

Divisions:

 As we have done in the past, we will have an Open Division (for the less-experiences speakers; usually 1st or 2nd year) and Championship Division (more experienced speakers).  We will have a final round in each division.  Honorable mentions will be mentioned (and ribbon given) for those who just miss the final round.

Cost:

 Each entry will be $7.00.  Please have all of your drops/adds in by Thursday, February 16th to avoid a fee.

Judges:

Please provide one judge for every six entries.  Uncovered judges will cost $75.00

Extemp Speaking: 

While we continue to encourage you to read the Star Tribune daily, this year’s questions are not drawn exclusively from Star Tribune articles as they were last year. 

International

Round 1:  Trump’s Policies Abroad
Round 2:  Global Economic Issues, Science & Technology, and Health (includes energy & environment)
Round 3:  The State of global democracy, human rights, & political movements
Finals:  News this Week (week of 2/12)

United States
Round 1:  Trump’s Policies at Home
Round 2:  US Economic Issues, Science & Technology, and Health (includes energy & environment)
Round 3:  The State of American democracy, human Rights, & political movements
Finals:  News this Week (week of 2/12)

Extemp Reading:

Extemporaneous Reading will include the following selections:

Prose -  stories 1-19 (both even and odd)
Poetry - poems 1-36 (both even and odd)

Storytelling:

Storytelling will draw from all fifteen stories from Ready-to Tell Tales: Sure Fire Stories from America’s Favorite Storytellers.

If you have any other questions please feel free to email me at ryan.roseen@district196.org

Thank you very much for attending our tournament.

Ryan Roseen
Eastview Speech Team Head Coach

 

 

 

 

Manager contact information

Ryan Roseen
Email address: ryan.roseen@district196.org
Phone number: 9522378828

Mailing address

6200 140th Street
Apple Valley , MN 55024

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