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P.O. Box 312
Wells, MN  56097
USC Speech Lettering Policy

The following criteria have been established. In order to earn a letter, a speech team member must fulfill the following requirements.

1. The student must return a signed Minnesota State High School Eligibility Form and must agree to follow all MSHSL and local regulations regarding alcohol, tobacco, etc.

2. The student must practice with the coach or captain(s) regularly (approximately 1-2 times per week is recommended).

3. The student attends 4 speech meets or earns a total of 12 points.

Students earning thirty (30) or more points in a season will receive an Outstanding Speaker Award.


Speaker Points

I. Participation in meet: 1 point
Honorable Mention: 2 points
First: 9
Second: 8
Third: 7
Fourth: 6
Fifth: 5
Sixth: 4
Seventh: 3

II. Subsection Participation: 2
Finalist: 6
Advance to Section: 12
Alternate: 11

III. Section Finalist: 6
Advance to State: 8
First Alternate (4th) 7

IV. State Finalist: 6+
First: 6
Second: 5
Third: 4
Fourth 3
Fifth: 2
Sixth: 1
Seventh: 1
Eighth: 1

V. Participatation in jr. high meet : 1
Finalist: 2