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Moorhead Spuds Speech Invitational

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Extemporaneous Musical Theater

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Hello Speech Coaches!
The Moorhead High School Speech Team would be thrilled to have you join us for the Spud Speech Invitational on Saturday, February 22nd. We hope you will find SpeechWire to be a user-friendly way to register your team and maintain changes. 
We are committed to awarding excellence and encouraging all with creative trophies, ribbons galore, some coach swag, and lounge areas full of great food. 
Our team is, once again, excited to offer the Spuds Speech Invitational original category - "Extemporaneous Musical Theater". Please encourage your speakers/vocalists to sign up for this fun event! Information about the event is available on our Speechwire page.
I want to send out a special "thank you" to all teams who make the trek to Moorhead for our tournament. As a team that spends a LOT of hours on the road, we know that team travel takes a lot of logistical maneuvering. If there is anything we can do to make this a more positive tournament for your team, do not hesitate to let us know!smiley


When: Saturday, Feb. 22nd

Where: Moorhead High School 2300 4th Ave S, Moorhead, MN

Registration: 7:00-8:00 a.m. 

Format: 3 Rounds and Finals (top 7), Honor Finals (8-14). We also give trophies to the top novice in every division.  

Fees: $7.00 per speaker. Make checks to "Moorhead High School Speech".

Rules: MSHSL and NSDA Rules Followed.  Triple entries allowed in ALL events. Discussion will begin 15 minutes later to accommodate double entering.

Judge ratio: One judge for every 6 speakers. A limited number of judges are available for $80.00. Please notify Rebecca if you need a hired judge (rmlarson@moorheadschools.org).

Awards:  The coveted Mr. Potato Head Trophies - Final, Honor Final, and Novice trophies. Team Awards for the top schools in A and AA team divisions.  

We promise a GREAT concession stand with breakfast and lunch items and a well-stocked Hospitality Room for Coaches and Judges.

Registration Deadline: Monday, Feb. 17th @ 5:00PM.

Drop Deadline:  Thursday, February 20 @ noon.  Teams will be charged the registration fee for each student dropped after this date; however, please continue to make changes online.

All draw events will have thirty-minute preparation times. Extemporaneous Reading and Storytelling contestants should be prepared for all stories/poems.  Students will draw for all three preliminary rounds and finals.  The Discussion tasks will be taken from Section II of the MSHSL outline. The discussion outline is available at www.mshsl.org.

Our tournament is a bid tournament for both National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. Speakers who earn top honors in all NIETOC events will earn a bid to the prestigous tournament.



Manager contact information

Rebecca Meyer-Larson
Email address: rmlarson@moorheadschools.org
Phone number: 218.284.2371

Mailing address

2300 4th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560

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