Join us October 23 at the Minnesota State Capitol!
Second round of competition, Rooms B971 and G23
Third round of competition, Rooms B971 and G23
Space permitting, room managers may allow a limited number of visitors in these rooms.
The Rotunda Experience, open to public
Please silence mobile phones and other devices and remain in place and quiet during speeches. Hold your applause until all competitors have spoken. No other recording and
no flash photography are permitted.
Master of Ceremonies Annette Meeks, founder and chief executive officer of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
Presentation of the Colors by the Patriotic Heritage Honor Guard
Pledge of Allegiance led by Sheila Qualls, founder and wife coach of The Not So Excellent Wife
The Star-Spangled Banner sung by the Laetare Singers of Melrose
Invocation by the Rev. Heidi Rausch, youth pastor at Cedar Valley Church, Bloomington
Announcement of the three finalists
Final round of competition
Introduction of all competitors
Introduction of final-round judges
Announcement of the winners of the $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 prizes and awarding of trophies
Capitol closes for the day
COUNTDOWN TO THE COMPETITION
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FROM OUR 2019 COMPETITORS
“The whole experience was incredible … Speaking in the Capitol, I never thought I would do that.”
“I felt like we could speak our minds and ideas freely and maybe even influence the opinions of listeners.”
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