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Alexandria Cardinal Invite

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Thank you for considering the annual Alexandria Cardinal Invite, Saturday, January 19, 2019!


We will be hosting all 13 MSHSL events.  New this year will be Impromptu Speaking. Students will be given a subject, question, or quote and will have 7 minutes to WRITE AND PERFORM their speech!!For the truly ambitious, TRIPLE entering is allowed (your third category needs to be Impromptu)



  1. DISCUSSION: Double entry only.

  2. NO DOUBLE DRAW CATEGORY ENTRIES. (You can only enter in one draw category.) Your Speaking time will not be moved!

There will be three preliminary rounds of competition, with no finals.  We will offer awards to the top 8 speakers in each category. Team sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the school with most points per entry!

Look for current information on the tournament’s Speechwire website, but if you have any immediate questions, please contact me anytime at jclauson@alexschools.org

We look forward to seeing you in Alexandria on January 19!!

1st Rounds starts 9:15 am

13 MSHL categories plus the 14th category of Impromptu Speaking

AWARDS: Medals for 1st-8th and Ribbons for Top Novice andTeam Awards

REGISTRATION: $7.00 per Entry Make Checks Payable to Alexandria Area High School - Duo Counts as (1) Entry DOUBLE ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED

JUDGES: Please bring (1) Judge per (6) Entries $85.00 charge for uncovered entries.

NOTE: If the rounds are unbalanced you may judge your own students. However, we will do all that we can to avoid this situation.

DRAW CATEGORIES: **All Categories will have 30 minutes to Prep starting at 8:30 am **Storytelling will draw from ALL Stories on the MSHSL list **Extemp Reading will draw from ALL MSHSL Story/Poetry lists **Extemp Speaking Topics will include News Events beginning in January **Discussion Topic: To Be Announced Closer to Tournament Date.

CONCESSIONS: We will have Concessions for all participants. We will also have Complimentary Snacks/Lunch for all Coaches/Judges.


Please register through speechwire.com If you are unable to do so you may email your registrations to: Jacob Clauson at jclauson@alexschools.org

NOTE: To avoid a late start NO adds will be accepted after 6:00 pm on January 18th!


Manager contact information

Jacob Clauson
Email address: jclauson@alexschools.org
Phone number: 7018200619

Mailing address

4300 Pioneer Dr. P.O. Box 9
Alexandria, MN 56308

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