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Speech · Speech Team Overnight to Brainerd

Our Speech Team is fortunate enough to provide the opportunity to travel for competition. Traveling for tournaments is a great way for us to grow in our speaking craft and see the competition from around the state. This particular tournament is a major marker in the season: it is the National Qualifier for the National Speech and Debate Association. Should students rank at the top of their category, they have the opportunity to attend the national NSDA tournament this June in Florida!

Since this is a school-related event, coaches will act as chaperones (contact information is below) and behavior expectations will follow school policy. Any prescription medications must be handled by the coaches. If you have any questions regarding the trip, please feel free to call or email.

Event: National Qualifier at Forestview Middle School in Baxter, MN

Where and When: Brainerd, MN on Friday, March 16th – Saturday, March 17th

Cost: $40.00 (CASH or CHECK made out to STMA; this money covers lodging only)

Food: Students may bring or purchase food—we will stop for dinner to and from Brainerd.

Lodging: Super 8, 14341 Edgewood Dr N, Baxter, MN 56425, Phone: (218) 828-4288

Time of departure: 6:00 AM on Friday, 3/16. Students must be sure to bring their overnight bags/necessities and Speech attire with them.

Expected time of return: Saturday, March 17th (late evening)

Coach Contact Info: Amy Vander Heiden — (920) 851-4594, + Matt Amundson — (952) 212-1534,


Link to permission slip (bottom portion to be signed by a parent/guardian and submitted by Monday, 3/12)