Voice of the Plains Speech Tournament

2021 — Online, NE/US


This is an invitational tournament restricted to Nebraska Schools that have attended in previous years.

Please contact Tonya McCroden at tonya.mccroden@dusters.org for an invitation.

These are the schools that have been invited to the invitational.

Adams Central Burwell Loomis
Arapahoe Callaway McCook
Arnold Eustis-Farnam Minden
Axtell Gothenburg Overton
Bertrand Hastings SEM
Broken Bow Kenesaw Southern Valley



Dear Speech Coaches:


On behalf of the Holdrege Speech Team, we are excited to invite you to attend the Voice of the Plains Tournament on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Holdrege High School.


Events: Contestants are allowed to triple enter, but please keep in mind students will be on a tight schedule.  We will run all nine NSAA events.


Competition/ Awards: The tournament will include both novice and varsity divisions with medals awarded to the top six places in both novice and varsity events.  Superior performances will also receive ribbons.  We will also give plaques to the top and runner-up team in both novice and varsity divisions!  You may enter each competitor in a maximum of three events.  The format will include two rounds, with the top six advancing to finals. (NO FINALS IN ANY EVENT WITH LESS THAN 10 ENTRIES) NOVICE FINALS WILL HAVE ONE JUDGE.  VARSITY FINALS WILL HAVE TWO JUDGES. Preliminary round ties will be broken by rank and then rating points.


Registration: To help us with planning, please email Tonya McCroden at tonya.mccroden@dusters.org at your earliest convenience to let us know that your team will be attending.  Fees are $7.00 per entry and you need to provide one judge for every six entries or pay an additional $75.00 for any uncovered entries.  We would prefer judges over money, so please do your best to cover your entries.  Any judging drops will be billed accordingly to the school.  All entries are due Sunday, February 21, 2021, with any changes being completed by Wednesday, February 24.  There will be no entries accepted the morning of the tournament.  We will be using David Cooper’s program and all entries will be handled online; to register please visit http://holdrege.tabroom.com


Hospitality: We will have breakfast and lunch for all coaches, judges, and bus drivers in our hospitality room.  Holdrege Speech parents will sell breakfast food, snacks, and lunch for students and families from the concession stand.  The gym will be used as ‘homeroom’ throughout the day. Please no radios, CD players, iHomes, food, or drink in that area..


If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at tonya.mccroden@dusters.org or (308) 830-1430. 


We are excited to host the Voice of the Plains Speech Tournament and look forward to seeing you on February 27, 2021.  


Good luck as you compete throughout the season!



Tonya McCroden, Head Coach                    Gavin Skiles, Assistant Coach