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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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The JM Speech Team cordially invites you to our John Marshall Supreme Speech Invitational on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  (It is not Valentine's Day, but we will make it a LOVELY experience nonetheless!) The competition will consist of 3 rounds, no final round. We received positive feedback on our Novice Awards last year.  As a result, we will be recognizing Novice speakers for awards .  They will compete with experienced speakers, but we can separate them for awards. 
Events: All 13 MSHSL categories - *Remember the time limits! Discussion is still one hour. All draw categories are 7 minutes; the remaining categories are 10 minutes.
Entries:  Students may double-enter in all categories except for discussion.
Fees: $6.00 per entry, duo counts as one entry.  Double-entries are $6.00 per event.  Please make checks payable to John Marshall Speech.  Schools will be charged fees based on entries as of February 4, regardless of subsequent drops.  Any adds, if allowable, will be an additional charge.
Judges: Each school should provide one judge for every six entries or fraction thereof. *Please be sure to set your judges as Interp or Public Speaking or Either on Speech Wire.  Thank you. We would like to stick to our usual schedule and hope to keep rounds to 6 speakers.  Your judges will be busy!
Extemporaneous reading and storytelling draws:  We will draw from all of the stories and poems.
Discussion: Tasks will be based on the outline  I.  TOP--DOWN ISSUES (Section Topics).
Concessions:  Lunch concessions will be available for sale.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for judges and coaches.
 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration
 8:45 a.m.:  Draws begin – Students will draw before all 3 rounds.
 8:55 a.m.:  Judges’ meeting
 9:15 a.m.:  Round I
 10:30 a.m.: Round II
 12:00 p.m.: Round III for NON Draw categories
 12:15 p.m.: Round III for Draw categories 
        2:00 p.m.:  Awards
*We plan to stay on schedule.  Judges will be asked to stop speakers at 7 or 10 minutes, depending on the category, so we are able to do so.  Please prepare your speakers accordingly.
Registrations are due by Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m.
As we did last year, we are continuing to have WiFi available for Discussion and Extemp Speakers DURING rounds. Later in the season, this will not be an option, but we feel it's very helpful for novices in these categories. The network is rpsguest. No password is needed. Of course, students are not required to use WiFi; it is simply an open option.
We are excited to see you and your team!
Jenn Dunn Foster and Claire Sagstuen, Co-Head Coaches
John Marshall Speech Team


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Claire Sagstuen
Email address: clsagstuen@rochester.k12.mn.us
Phone number: 507-202-7594

Mailing address

John Marshall H.S.
1510 14th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

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