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Minnesota State High School League

Section 3AA Speech Tournament

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Woodbury High School


Tournament Information


Location: Woodbury High School. 2665 Woodlane Drive Woodbury, MN 55125-2922

Registration Information: All registration will take place on the SpeechWire website (www.speechwire.com). Remember that all teams can enter a maximum of 39 entries in the section tournament. How you place your 39 entries is entirely up to you. All registrations must be in no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday March 13, 2019 and all changes to your entry made no later than 12 Noon on Sunday, March 17, 2019. 

Section 3AA Schools: The following schools are assigned to compete in Section 3AA for Speech.

Cretin-Derham Hall High School 

Eagan High School

East Ridge High School

Henry Sibley High School

Park High School

Rosemount High School

South Saint Paul High School

Saint Paul Central High School

Saint Paul Harding High School 

Saint Paul Highland Park High School 

Tartan High School 

Woodbury High School 


Tournament Logistics


Tournament Format: We will hold 3 preliminary rounds of competition and a final round of competition in every event. The top 7 students from preliminary competition will advance to the final round in each event. The top 3 students in the final round of competition will advance to the MSHSL Class AA State Speech Tournament to be held at Wayzata High School on Saturday April 13, 2019.  

Team Arrival at Tournament: Please arrive between 2:00 and 2:45 PM so that registration can be completed by 3:00 PM. All teams should have their busses drop them off at our south entrance located off Woodlane Drive. Students and coaches should congregate in the cafeteria until the school day is out. School does not end until 3:05 PM.; students can use the cafeteria as a place to congregate throughout the evening in between rounds of competition. 

Team Registration: Registration will take place outside of Lecture Hall as you enter the South Door near the cafeteria of Woodbury HS. It is critical that you call in all changes to Chris McDonald by 2:30 p.m; a call from the bus would be optimal to faciliate the scheduling process. Please call 651-283-5976 with all drops to your entry. Adds are not permitted on the day of the tournament.

Draw/Prep Room: All draw events and preparation for those events will take place in the Woodbury Media Center. 

Ballot Drop/Tab Room: The tab room will be located in Yearbook Room in the Media Center. The ballot drop will be stationed outside of Media Center.

Timers: Every school is required to provide the section with at least 1 timer to be used during the course of the section tournament. All official timers will be paid $35.00 for the day of timing by Section 3AA. All schools should send the name of their timer to Chris McDonald no later than Monday, March 4th so that payment can be processed in a timely manner. You can email the names of your timers to chris.mcdonald@district196.org Please remind all timers that they will need to bring 2 forms of ID with them to the tournament (a Drivers License or Passport, and their Social Security Card) in order to process payment. 

Judges/Coaches Lounge: The judges/coaches lounge will be located in Room 219 and 220. A short judges meeting will take place in 220 room at 3:30 PM.

Student Lounge/Gathering Area: Students may use the cafeteria area as their gathering area throughout the tournament. Concessions (snacks and drinks) will be available in Cafeteria. We will be asking teams to pre-order dinner option. Information to be sent soon. 

Student Meal Information: Student meals will again be pre-ordered using a google form. More information will be coming soon. 

Awards: Awards will be held in the Woodbury High School Auditorium; we are scheduled to begin awards at 9:30 pm so please have all students seated in the auditorium so that we can get through the night as quickly as possible.


Section 3AA Speech Tournament

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Tournament Schedule

Registration 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Judges Meeting 3:30 PM
Draw for Round #1 3:15 PM
Round #1 3:45 PM
Draw for Round #2 4:30 PM
Round #2 5:00 PM
Draw for Round #3 5:45 PM
Round #3 6:15 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Draw for Final Round 7:30 PM

Final Rounds for Non-Draw Events 7:45 PM
Final Rounds for Draw Events 8:00 PM
Awards 9:30 PM

The following need to be turned in to Chris McDonald during registration from each school. Please email chris.mcdonald@district196.org with any questions regarding the tournament, rules, or items that need to be collected during the registration process.

1. The MSHSL Community Standards Speech Selection Certification Form.
2. Copies of scripts for Original Oratories.
3. Copies of scripts for Creative Expression.
4. Copies of scripts for Great Speeches, including title(s) of speech(es), author, date, and site of presentation.
5. Copies of scripts for Informative Speeches.
6. Copies of scripts for all Interprative Events: Humorous, Poetry, Prose, Drama, and Duo.




Manager contact information

Chris McDonald
Email address: Chris.McDonald@district196.org
Phone number: 651-283-5976

Mailing address

4185 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123

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