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There is no qualifying criteria released until late January

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Mission Statement

CSTAND (The Communication Speech and Theater Association of North Dakota) is a professional organization for Speech, Debate, Speech, and Theater directors in high school, college/university, and community theaters in the state.

The mission of our organization is stated in the preamble to our constitution

"Believing that cultural enrichment and freedom of expression are fundamental to America: and believing that exposure to and training in the Communicative and Performing Arts is prerequisite for such enrichment and expression; it shall be the policy and goal of this organization: (1) To promote more effective Speech and Theatre Arts training within our various districts and regions; (2) to recommend—and support where possible—extracurricular and/or co-curricular activities in North Dakota Speech and Theatre programs; and (3) to strengthen links between speech/theatre programs in high schools, colleges/universities, and community theatres in North Dakota."

After much consideration, the CSTAND Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 CSTAND Conference. It was not an easy decision, but we decided that for the welfare of our membership, it would be best not to hold the conference.

We hope to see you all next year at the conference. It will be the 35th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame and will be held on September 16-18, 2021.

All professional awards will be postponed until next year when a proper recognition banquet can be held. The Board of Directors will remain the same since a election board meeting with a quorum of the membership cannot be achieved effectively.

We hope you all stay safe during the next several months as we enter this next chapter in education.

Jeff West, CSTAND President