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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Eagan Speech

WILDCAT SPEECH TOURNAMENT

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

EVENTS: All MSHSL events will be offered. NFL Events (HI, DI, OO, Duo, Extemp Speaking, and POI) will be run according to NFL rules: all other events will be run according to MSHSL rules. Rule changes allow for a 10-minute time limit.

NIETOC: Eagan serves as a NIETOC bid tournament in the following events: humor, duo, drama, oratory. Therefore, students hoping to qualify for NIETOC in drama should enter prose pieces in drama.

FORMAT: Three preliminary rounds in all events. Finals and Next-In finals will target seven competitors each.

ENTRY DEADLINE: New registration needs to take place by Monday, March 6, 2017, at 3 pm. Changes to entries can be made on SpeechWire up until 9:00 pm on March 9 - after that time all changes should be emailed directly to Drew Hammond at hammondsa@gmail.com.

FEES: $7 per single entry ($14 per duo). $75 per uncovered judge. Make checks payable to:

EHS Speech

4185 Braddock Trail

Eagan, MN 55123

DOUBLE ENTERING: Allowed.

CODES/SCHEDULES: Students will find their names, codes and performance sections posted at various points throughout the building.

 

BALLOT DROP: Located in the Attendance Office Window at EHS

 

BALLOT PICK UP: Judges will be picking up their ballots before each round near the attendance office.

 

CRITIQUE SHEETS: Judges will be given critique sheets at ballot pickup. JUDGES SHOULD NOT RETURN CRITIQUE SHEETS TO THE STUDENTS.  All critiques should be returned with the ballots to the ballot drop.

                                  

EXTEMP SPEAKING PREP/DRAW: In the EHS library. All selections will be included for draws.

READING/STORYTELLING DRAWS: Storytelling and Extemp Reading draws will be held in the middle school library.   Students will draw for all rounds and may not reuse draws in any round. We will use the full list of stories for draws.

DOUBLE ENTRIES: Double entries are allowed. JUDGES  NEED TO WAIT A  REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME TO ACCOMMODATE THESE STUDENTS. Pick up a classroom phone and call 36911 to find out if your competitor has been dropped. Discussion rounds will begin 15 minutes later each round to accommodate double entries.

HELP LINE: Help is only a phone call away by dialing #36911 from any classroom phone.

TAB ROOM: Located in EHS Main Office - Principal’s conference room.

DISCUSSION:  The discussion tasks will be drawn from all sections of the discussion outline.  Specifically, we will have tasks from Section I. A. Archiving and Retrieval of Official Government Communications; Section II. A. Whistle Blowers; Section II. B. Social Media Policies; and Section III. B. Effectiveness of Laws Designed to Protect Personal Privacy.  Be certain to be familiar with the research from the Discussion Outline for those areas. The discussion tasks will be given to students in the round. Judges will be given copies of tasks for each round at ballot pickup; use the special critique sheets for your comments.  Rank and rate each student on a ballot and return it along with the critique sheet to the ballot drop.  
 

COACHES: The Lounge is located in the EHS Foods 281.

 

JUDGES: All Standby judges are to be available in the lounge during rounds. ALL JUDGES ARE EXPECTED TO STAY TO HELP US COVER THE FINAL ROUNDS. Exceptions must be cleared with Drew Hammond in advance.

                                                                                                                        

STUDENT AREA: The EHS Cafeteria is the home base for students during the day. Concessions will be available in the Eagan commons area.

 

ROOMS: Please leave all rooms arranged in the order that you find them.  Also, because of the open school concept, please be aware of the need to be quiet in the halls.

 

POSTINGS: This will take place in the EHS Commons, near ballot pickup, and outside the DMHS library. We will be running both a Final round (1-7) and a Next-In Final (8-14).

 

FINAL ROUND JUDGES: Judges should pick up the assigned final round packet at the EHS Attendance Window.

 

AWARDS: Awards will be in the EHS gymnasium as soon as possible. The districts tournaments awards will commence immediately after.

Manager contact information

Drew Hammond and Joni Anker
Email address: drew.hammond@district196.org
Phone number: 6129915204

Mailing address

Eagan High School c/o Joni Anker
4185 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123

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