Speech & Drama
Speech & Drama

Speech & Drama Announcements

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2018-19 Speech Classifications

6A-36, 5A-36, 4A-36, 3A-64, 2A-64, 1A-119
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(SEPTEMBER 13, 2018)
Last evening the KSHSAA Board of Directors voted 61-0 in favor of adding the underlined language (NOTE) below to Article 8 in the KSHSAA Handbook. This rule change was surveyed in 2017-18 by the KSCA and was overwhelmingly passed by all Kansas speech coaches and the KSHSAA Executive Board. Handbook policy changes must be voted on by the entire board of directors, which is what took place last night. This new rule addition will be applied for this school year, 2018-19.

Art. 8: No student shall represent his or her school in more than eight speech festivals or tournaments in addition to the regional and state festival or championship. Included in these festivals and tournaments shall be speech activities identified in the KSHSAA Debate, Speech & Drama Manual as being under the jurisdiction of the Association held as festivals, tournaments or meets and sponsored by member schools or outside agencies. (See Rule 47-2-7.)

NOTE: Each student is limited to seven competitive speech events, except that should his or her school host a league or invitational tournament, then he or she may participate in eight competitive speech events. If a school attempts to host a tournament and is unable to do so, it may appeal to the Executive Board for a waiver of this regulation to permit its students to enter eight competitive speech events. (Events in this particular rule change refers to invitational tournaments)

Recent Speech Ruling (March 2017):
After the conclusion of round one it was brought to the Host Site Invitational Manager’s attention by the judge’s chair (and a parent that was originally scheduled for inform - who ended up judging HI) that our inform and oration panels were stripped of the adult and replaced with an additional senior college credit student). Several coaches asked about the panels and at the time I knew we had 4 students and the adult. We had scheduled panels for our Rounds 1 and 2 Inform, Oration rooms that consisted of 1 parent and 4 college credit seniors not enrolled or competing in forensics - with the parent ballot to be the "official score" and the other four ballots scored by the cc seniors but not used in the tabulation of the tournament and returned to the students competing. Each CC speech student was issued ballots and the parent judge was to use the competitor ballots as normal. It took quite some time to receive results for round 1 for inform and oration as we were trying to ascertain what happened with round 1. We chose to utilize the scores the panel provided. We subsequently removed the cc speech students from the panels round 2 and only used adult judges. Looking at what happened we will not be continuing this practice. It was well intended for the competitors to receive more feedback and the cc students to see quality speech pretensions.

KSHSAA Ruling: Total the events in question with round 2, 3, and finals judges, and re-submit the qualifiers to the KSHSAA.

2018-19 SPEECH & DRAMA RULE CHANGES

Changes adopted by the KSHSAA Executive Board and published in the 2018-19 Debate, Speech & Drama Manual:

KSHSAA Speech and Drama Regulations

NEW - Sec. 9. Acting and Interpretation Events
In all acting and interpretation events, participants will adhere to the language of the original published work with minimal adaptation for transition.

Championship Regulations

Sec. 3 Entries—

  • b. Each classification will be allowed to choose what events would be offered for its own championships.
    • - Ten events will be selected on a three-year cycle for 1A and 2A classifications.
    • - Eleven events will be selected on a three-year cycle for 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A classifications.

Sec. 9 Judging Requirements—
Each school is required to provide the following judge(s) to serve during preliminary, semifinal and final rounds of the tournament:

  • 5A and 6A school judge requirements:
  • One (1) judge per 1-4 entries
  • Two (2) judges per 5-8 entries
  • Three (3) judges per 9-12 entries
  • Four (4) judges per 13-16 entries

Speech Events

  • Combined and revised rules for:
  • Humorous Solo Acting/Humorous Interpretation
  • Serious Solo Acting/Dramatic Interpretation
  • Duet Acting/Duo

Definition of Published
Selections must come from literature that is published and copyrighted. “Published” literature shall be defined as any material that is available to the general public with the exception of original material published by local high school publications such as a newspaper, literary magazine, or yearbook. Scripts from the Internet are acceptable if they include:

  1. A receipt or photocopy of the receipt of purchase for the complete work from commercial sources, or
  2. Proof of current Internet source’s existence, such as its inclusion on an electric-reader or indication of valid URL. [Continue]

 

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Speech Champions

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2A

1A

Shawnee Mission East

Lansing

St. George-Rock Creek

Norton Community

Ellis

Sylvan-Lucas Unified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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