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2020 Speech
Activity Administration:
  • Speech currently has no limitations on Start Date, First Contest Date, or Maximum Number of Contests. We encourage schools to create a schedule that works best for coaches and students. The Speech season can overlap with One Act Play, Music Contests, and winter sports and we encourage coaches/directors work with each other to give kids the opportunity to participate in multiple interests.
  • The MSHSL Speech begins at sub-section. Regular season contests and invitationals do not need to meet the same requirements for registered judges or need to follow the MSHSL rules, although encouraged for consistency.
  • Speech students are not bound by Bylaw 111 (Transfer and Residence)
  • Administrators need to verify student eligibility, but currently do not need to fill out the Eligibility Verification Form.
  • Judging:
  • All Sub-Section, Section and State Contests require MSHSL registered judges. For more information on being a judge, click here.
  • Current Judging Certification Clinics will be posted on this page under NEWS.
  • Having qualified judges is important to the integrity of the contests. It is getting harder and harder to get out of school to judge contests and Spring is such a busy time that sometimes contests need to be scheduled on weekdays. If it helps, we have a letter of support you could give your administration to participate in weekday contests.
  • Current Rules:
  • Current Rules and Policies are posted accessible from this page. See Rules and Policies link below.
  • If coaches have any questions regarding rules, selection placement, or other issues they are encouraged to contact Cliff Janke as early as possible.
  • Contact Information:

    Cliff Janke - MSHSL Speech Clinician, CJankeJr@yahoo.com

    Amy Doherty - Tournament Director, adoherty@mshsl.org

    Media:
  • Admission to the State Tournament is free.
  • Media can contact Amy Doherty for more information in advance or at the site.
  • Tournament Related Files

    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    1ASub 2: March 28, 2020
    Sub 1: March 30, 2020
    Section: April 4, 2020
    Sub 2 - Cannon Falls HS
    Sub 1 - Wabasha-Kellogg HS
    Section - Byron HS
    Byron, MN
    2A March 23, 2020
    March 24, 2020

    April 3, 2020
    Sub South @ Fairmont
    Sub North @ M;ankato Loyola
    Section @ JWP
    3AMarch 24,, 2020
    March 28, 2020
    March 27, 2020
    April 4, 2020
    Sub Sect 10 @ Adrian
    Sub Sect 11 @ Pipestone
    Sub Sect 12 @ Montevideo
    Sect 3A @ SMSU
    4A April 3, 2020Glencoe Silver Lake
    5A April 4, 2020 (section)
    March 27 (Sub. West)
    March 26 (Sub South)
    March 30 (Sub. East)
    Osakis HS
    West: Minnewaska HS
    South: BBE HS
    East: Pierz HS





    6A April 4 2020 Browerville
    SS 21 Mar 27 West
    Central
    SS 22 Mar 27 Underwood
    SS 23 Mar 28 Menahga
    April 4 2020 Browerville
    SS 21 Mar 27 West Central
    SS 22 Mar 27 Underwood
    SS 23 Mar 28 Menahga
    7ASouth Sub March 30, 2020
    North Sub March 26, 2020
    Section April 4, 2020
    South Sub @ Wrenshall
    North Sub @ Cherry
    @ Marshall School, Duluth

    8A Tues., March 31, 2020
    Tues., March 24, 2020
    Sat., March 28, 2020
    Tues., April 7, 2020
    Last Play Date: 4/11/20
    Sub-29 @ Cass Lake - 11:00
    Sub-30 @ DGF - 3:30
    Sub-31 @ RLCC - 10:00
    Section 8A @ Fosston - 12:30
    1AAApril 9, 2020Northfield
    2AA March 17, 2020
    March 16, 2020
    April 4, 2020
    Sub A: New Ulm
    Sub B: TBD
    Final: Mankato West
    3AA
    4AAApril 1, 2020 Fridley High School
    5AA 2020
    April 3, 2020
    St. Michael-
    Albertville High School
    6AA 2020
    Thursday, March 19
    Prior Lake High School
    7AA Mar 28, 2020 Elk River
    8AA

    Section - Friday, March 27, 2020
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    4 pm - Section - St. Cloud Tech High School