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Prior Lake High School Laker Speech Tournament

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Dear Speech Coaches:
You and your team are invited to participate in the Prior Lake High School Laker Speech Tournament on Saturday, February 1, 2020.   We hope you will be able to join us!
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., draws start at 8:30 a.m., and Round I for Discussion will begin at 8:45 and all other categories will begin at 9:00 a.m.  There will be three rounds with finals and honor finals with the potential for more final rounds for NIETOC bids.  We will use all 13 MSHSL categories and POI.  We estimate that finals will begin at 2:00 p.m. and awards by 4:00. There will be a concession stand available to students throughout the morning and over the noon hour. Lunch will be provided for coaches and judges in the judges' lounge.  If you need to reach us for any reason on the morning of the tournament, please call Tournament Manager Nick Ingles at 952-454-2156.
***NEW:  We are also very excited to announce that this year our tournament will be a NIETOC bid tournament!  YAY!
The cost is $7.00 per entrant.  Checks can be made to Prior Lake High School Speech.  Double entries are allowed including Discussion.  Duo Interpretation is $7.00 per duo.
Judges:  You will need to bring one judge for every six (6) entries or fraction thereof. Uncovered judge slots will cost $85 each.  Please make every effort to provide the required number of judges based on your entries prior to drops.  If one team representative/coach can assist in the tab room, please contact Nick Ingles.
Entry Deadline:   Please submit your initial entries by Friday, January 24. If you need to make changes, please submit drop/adds on Speechwire by Wednesday, January 29 at 3:00pm. Changes can still be made up until Saturday morning, but all drops after Jan. 29 will not result in a change on the statement.  On Saturday morning please use your smartphones to submit last minute add/drops prior to arrival, however, emergency drops can be made at the registration table on the morning of the tournament.  Please text or call the registration table at 952-250-1504 when your registration is finalized on Saturday morning, and your bus is on the way.
Other MSHSL competition info:
Extemp. Reading Prose: Students will draw from all stories in One 1934, and Three June 1940; and the first half of Five January 1941, to Letter to Marie-Laure pg. 258 (students cannot repeat a story from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Extemp. Reading Poems 1-40 (students cannot repeat a cutting from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Storytelling Stories 1-10 (students cannot repeat a story from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Discussion will have tasks from Section I. TOP--DOWN ISSUES -- How Can Governments, Organizations, Etc. Address Issues of
Busing:  Please drop your students off at the PLHS Activities/Students' East entrance or Door 8E.  The school address is: 7575 150th St., Savage, MN 55378
We hope to see you on Saturday, February 1st!
Nick Ingles
Tournament Manager
Head Speech Coach
Prior Lake High School
Cell: 952-454-2156

Manager contact information

Nick Ingles
Email address: ningles@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us
Phone number: 952-454-2156

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7575 150th Street West
Savage, MN 55378

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