The Hawai'i Speech League (HSL) was organized to promote and encourage excellence in speech by sponsoring a diversified program of speech activities for intermediate and high school students. It is an organization composed of public and private schools from across the state of Hawai'i.
Updated 10/19/2013: The results from the Kahuku Non-Qualifying Speech Tournament and the University Lab School Non-Qualifying Debate Tournament are now up in the Results section. The current debate topics are listed below.
Hawai'i Speech League Winter Coaches Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Maryknoll High School.
The HSL Handbook was amended January 2013. The updated version is in the Coaches Section.
The results for the 2013 Sweet Home Alabama NFL National Tournament can be found by clicking on the following link: http://nflnationals.org/high-school/2013-results/
Debate Topics for the Punahou Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament
NFL 2013DECEMBER PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: Immigration reform should include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States
NFL 2013 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, truth-seeking ought to take precedence over attorney-client privilege.
2013-2014 POLICY DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico or Venezuela.
DEBATE TOPICS RULES
PFD resolutions correspond to NFL resolutions for the same month.
LD resolutions will be on this schedule
a) NFL Sept./Oct. - First and Second Debate Non-Qualifiers
b) NFL Nov./Dec. - Third Non-Qualifier and first Debate Qualifier
c) NFL Jan./Feb. - Second Debate Qualifier and Districts
d) NFL Mar./Apr. - State Forensic Championships
National Forensic League
You can go to the official NFL site! You can view recent news, student tournament records, and also see student NFL points!
If you have any general questions regarding the league or any league tournaments, please contact HSL President Bobby Tokunaga for assistance.
If you have any questions regarding judging at HSL sanctioned tournaments, please contact Ms. LeaDan Yee at her e-mail below.
Mahalo for your interest in the Hawai'i Speech League.
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