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This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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"Twas the Night before Power Rounds

And All Through our School

Every Speechie checked classrooms,

Making Sure All was Cool."




Dear Santa Claus,

     My name is Manuel and I am the speech coach at Canton McKinley H.S. I don’t usually write to you asking for things, but…I would like you to come judge our 2017 Holiday Tournament.


Yes, it is time for the McKinley Speech Team's Holiday Speech Tournament. Ho ho ho! 


The particulars:


Date: December 16, 2017


Place: McKinley H.S. 2323 17th. NW

           Canton, Ohio 44708.


Events: Drama, Humor, Original, Declamation, POI, Duo Interp, Informative  Congress, Domestic & International Extemp.




Fees: $4.00 per entry except for Duo. Duo is $8.00 


Congress Legislation We will follow the OHSSL Docket.



Awards – Awards to top 7 Speakers.  Sweepstakes mention to top schools.


Lunch:  Lunch will be served at McKinley at a reasonable price. Please stay at McKinley or you will forfeit power round assignments.


CANNED FOOD DRIVE!!!!!! We will be hosting holiday canned  food drive. Please bring canned food!







1 -5 Contestants = 1 Judge

6 - 10 = 2 Judges

11 - 15 = 3 Judges

Etc.(in increments of five).


One judge per 6 congress people.




Please inform your judges that this is a POWER ROUND tournament and that they should be available to judge this round.


Entries: Entries will be unlimited but we may have to ask schools to trim entries due to space. Your first four entries will be protected from hitting each other.


Time Schedule: Please note the Time Schedule.   We are starting early so we can get Round 1 going by 9:00 a.m.


Registration:  McKinley Commons

7: 45 - 8: 20

Extempers should report to the MEDIA CENTER.



8:30 - 8:40 -General Announcements. Brief as we have much to do!

8:45 - 8:55: Judges' Announcements.


9:00 - 10:30     Round 1

10:30 - 11:45   Round 2

11:45 - 1:00     Round 3


Lunch – Will be held after completion of Round 3 and during Power Rounds.


1:45 - 3:15      Power Rounds


Awards: 4:00 or earlier!


We look forward to seeing you on December 10th


Manuel Halkias


Kitty Burgett

Assistant Director 




Manager contact information

Manuel Halkias
Email address: mckspeech@aol.com
Phone number: 330-280-1132

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