- MINNESOTA SPEECH COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE
- 2020 ALL-STATE SPEECH TEAM
117 Students qualify for 2020 team
The Minnesota Speech Coaches Association (MSCA) has released the names of 117 speech competitors, representing 38 different high schools, who have earned a spot on the 2020 MSCA All-State Speech Team.
To qualify for All-State recognition, speakers must achieve a series of milestones established by the MSCA. Those qualifications include being a senior in high school, documented excellence in competition, including competing on subsection/section teams and at least one appearance at the MSHSL State Speech Tournament, and utilizing their speech skills in at least three other activities, such as National Honor Society, dramatics, or athletics. Community engagement is also part of the qualifying criteria.
MSCA President-Elect, Ross Eichele, stated, “The All-State Team is in its fourth year, and it is incredible to be able to recognize so many wonderful students from the class of 2020. These students represent the best in all we strive for in Speech."
Jason Olson, during his time as MSCA President, initiated the All-State Award Program with “the intention to showcase some of the tremendous student members of the MN speech communities. These students aren't future leaders, they are current leaders and this honor is a recognition of the power of their words and gifts.”
The All-State students will receive their awards via mail because of COVID-19. The 117 students to be honored, along with their schools, are listed here.