SPEECH, DRAMA & DEBATE

MHSA Staff Contact
Joanne Austin, Associate Director
ph: 406-442-6010
e-mail - jpaustin@mhsa.org

Attention:  Coaches!

MHSA sends monthly mailings to high school coaches during the competitive season.  The first mailing is sent via USPS in September.  All other mailings are electronic and will not be sent in hard copy.
Click here to register your email address to ensure you receive the monthly information beginning in October!
jpaustin@mhsa.org
 

The MHSA sanctions Speech, Debate and Drama competition for member schools in Classes A, B and C.  Speech and Debate competition is sanctioned for Class AA.  The competitive season extends from the first weekend in October and ends in late January, except for NFL members.  The MHSA collaborates with the Montana Forensic Educators Association on various forensic issues.
MFEA items can be found at the bottom left of this page.

Topics

Regular Season Schedule

Extemporaneous Topics

Legislative Debate

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic  

2014-15 Policy Debate

Public Forum Debate

Tournament hosts should send used Impromptu topics to: 

Dee Hallock, Hamilton High School, 327 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton MT  59840; fax: 406.375.6076; or email: hallockd@hsd3.org / hallock2755@gmail.com.

2014-2015 Meet Planner - Tentative

This meet planner represents the proposed schedule for the 2013-2014 school year. Meets will be shown in BOLD once they have been confirmed by the school’s administration.  A more detailed schedule will be available following the spring meeting of the MFEA.

 

Rules Committee Postings

The most recent clarifications from the Rules Committee are linked here.

Ballots/Cover Sheets

Post Season Tournaments
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Judge Comment Sheet

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Expository Speaking-ALL CLASSES

bullet Extemporaneous Speaking- ALL CLASSES
bullet Impromptu Speaking- ALL CLASSES
bullet Memorized Public Address with Analysis- ALL CLASSES
bullet Oral Interpretation of Literature – Humorous- A & B-C only
bullet Oral Interpretation of Literature – Serious- A & B-C only
bullet [Duo] Oral Interpretation of Literature/HOI/SOI - AA only
bullet Spontaneous Oral Interpretation - B-C only
bullet Original Oratory - ALL CLASSES
bullet Pantomime - A & B-C only
bullet Solo and Duo Acting-A & B-C only

     Debate Ballots

bullet Lincoln-Douglas Debate-All Classes
bullet Policy Debate-All Classes
bullet Public Forum Debate-AA only
bullet Legislative Debate-AA only

 

L-D, Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate NCR Ballots are no longer available from the MHSA office.  Meet directors can print their own NCR ballots at your local school district using the PDFs above or use a copier throughout the course of the tournaments.

bullet 2013-14 MHSA Winter Tournament Locations and Dates - Speech, Debate & Drama

 

2013-14 Post Season Results

 

2012-13 Post Season Results

 

Link to past State Tournament Information

MFEA Resources and Handbook
The current MFEA President is Doug McConnaha of Corvallis High School (Kalispell).
His contact information is:

Corvallis High School
PO Box 700
1045 Main Street
Corvallis, MT 59828
406.961.3201
dougm@corvallis.k12.mt.us
 

 Click here to view changes approved by the MHSA Executive Board for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Miscellaneous Coach Resources from Doug McConnaha

MHSA Forensic and Drama Rules and Regulations

NFHS Speech, Debate & Theatre Association

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Judges’ Handbook - Speech, Debate and Drama

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Judges' Handbook - Speech and Debate only (AA)

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TRIEPC - Computer IE Tabbing

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