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South St Paul Hilke Invitarional

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The 26th Annual Dolores Korfhage Hilke Memorial Speech Invitational
 
Thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Dolores Korfhage Hilke, a former South St. Paul speech great, South St. Paul is again extending this invitation to our tournament, which will be held March 10.  Our goal is to provide a congenial, rewarding, competitive experience to you and your students.  Please note that we are adding a final round to our tournament format.
 
Saturday, March 10, 2018
South St. Paul High School
 
700 No. 2nd St., So. St. Paul, MN 55075
Cell phone (651) 900-3797
E-mail:  cmcdonald@sspps.org 
 
 
 
REGISTRATION: We are again using www.speechwire.com for registration and scheduling. Our school can accommodate approximately 600-650 competitors—so please register by 4 p.m. Monday, March 5.  After that date we will accommodate registrations only as space permits.  
 
ENTRY LIMITS:   Since our goal is to provide a rewarding tournament for small and mid-size teams, registration is limited to no more than 56 entries per team for the 13 MSHSL events.  If you have more than 56 entries, you may enter two separate teams; your regular team and perhaps another smaller team with the name of your school mascot.  We will allow double entries.  Also, we will again offer students the opportunity to try a 14th category, IMPROMPTU. Please check the General Information section for details on this fun event.  Entries in Impromptu do not count against the team entry limit!  Triple entries strongly discouraged and ONLY permitted if one of the events is Impromptu.
 
IMPROMPTU: All schools registering students in impromptu are encouraged to check out the details under General Information and some sample topics from past years. The material is there specifically to provide students a chance to practice this new and fun event prior to the competition.
 
DISCUSSION: We will use part 2 of the outline, Government Issues.
 
EXTEMP RDG and STORYTELLING:  We will use selections from the entire lists.
 
 
FEE: $6.50 per student.  Each duo event counts as one student for purposes of assessing fees and judging obligations.  Your fees are based on your registration as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.  There will be no refunds for drops after that time. If you choose to mail your check, please send it to South St Paul High School, attn: Ceil McDonald, 700 N 2nd St., South St Paul, MN 55075.
 
JUDGES: Bring one judge for each six competitors or fraction thereof.  Because our goal is to provide a quality experience for both competitors and judges, we work hard to keep sections, as much as possible, to six and at most seven contestants. Small sections are especially important now that we have lengthened the time limits for most events. Therefore, please understand that your judge obligation is based on your March 7 registration and will NOT be affected by drops. 
 
AWARDS: Trophies will be presented to all those advancing to the final round,  with our beautiful rosette ribbons awarded to those who compete in the next-in final round.  Team trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place schools in both large- and small-entries.
 
SCHEDULE: Our tournament is site-scheduled.  Registration is from 7:00-8:00.  It is essential that your team be present and registered by 8:00.  Once we begin computer scheduling, it is a mess to add other teams and competitors to 1st round.  Speechwire registration will remain open until 8:00, so please update your team information either before you leave school Saturday morning or from the bus on your way. Please confirm that you have done so once you are on your way with your team by contacting us via my cell phone, 651-900-3797.  Also contact us If you experience a technical glitch when updating your registration.  This is especially crucial if you think you might arrive late. The information we receive before you arrive will make registration much quicker and simpler!
 
Note that the staggered schedule allows any competitor, regardless of event, to compete in Impromptu, even students in Discussion!  
 
Please note that Impromptu will begin 10 minutes after the other events.  
 
Round 1 Draw…………………………………...…8:30
Round 1 (All events, but Discussion).....9:00
Discussion………………..….9:15
Round 2 Draw…………………………………....9:50
Round 2 (All events, but Discussion)....10:20
Discussion………………..…10:35
Round 3 Draw………………………………..…..11:10
Round 3 (All events, but Discussion)...11:40
Discussion………………….11:55
Draws for FINALS.....................................1:15 (approximate)
FINALS......................................................1:45 (approximate)
Awards…………………………………………..…3:30
 
 
FOOD: There will be the usual array of tournament food available for purchase at the concessions stand.  Students may, of course, bring their own lunches.  Coffee, cider, rolls and a light lunch will be available in the lounge for coaches and judges.  Those of you who have attended our tournament in the past are well aware that we take pride in serving a quality spread!

Manager contact information

Ceil McDonald
Email address: Cmcdonald@sspps.org
Phone number: 651-900-3797 (cell)

Mailing address

SSP Secondary School, attn: Ceil McDonald
700 N. 2nd Street
South St Paul, MN 55106

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