The Schwan's Speech Spectacular!
The MHS Speech Schwan's Speech Spectacular, now in its 14th year, is regarded as one of the most prestigious speech tournaments in the Midwest. Attracting nationally-ranked teams from as many as eight different states, few tournaments can boast the diversity and intensity of competition that the "Spectacular" can. Marshall High School and Southwest Minnesota State University combine to provide facilities for the event that consists of almost 1,000 speakers and judges.
The Spectacular is truly a "one-of-a-kind" tournament. Over the course of two days on the last weekend in January, participants are separated into Varsity and Novice divisions and then square-off in 5 preliminary rounds of competition. From there speakers can advance to quarter, semi, and final elimination rounds. For the fifth straight year, varsity speakers who advance can receive a "bid" for the National Individual Event Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) held in May. There are few tournaments that can match the competitive uniqueness of the "Spectacular!"
Teams that are interested in attending the 2014 Schwan's Speech Spectacular on January 24-25, should visit www.speechwire.com/schwans , check out this informational flyer, or contact Rick.Purrington@marshall.k12.mn.us for more information.
The tournament is grateful for the support that has come from the Marshall community. The following local businesses sponsored the 2013 Schwan's Speech Spectacular! Thank you!
Novice Division Sponsor:
Category Sponsors:Creative Expression - True Value Home Center
Discussion - Southwest Coaches/Southwest Tour & Travel
Drama - Thrivent Financial
Duo - Big Stone Therapies
Extemporaneous Reading - Avera Marshall
Extemporaneous Speaking - Preferred Health Chiropractic
Great Speeches - Avera Marshall
Humorous - State Farm–Charlie Aufenthie
Informative - Bremer Bank
Original Oratory - D & G Excavating
Poetry - Western Printing
Prose - Lockwood Motors
Storytelling - Kruse Motors
Gold Sponsors:Ameriprise Financial–Randy & Patty Groff
Edward Jones–Mike Snodgrass
Fixen Chiropractic– Dr. Christiansen
Floor to Ceiling
Grill Works Inc.
Henle Printing Company
Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP
Home Federal Bank
Hy-Vee Clinic Pharmacy– Sandy Murphy R.Ph.
Mister Cool’s Clothing
The Computer Man
Wells Fargo Bank