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 3/16/2013: Updated the debate topics for the State Tournament.
Hawai'i Speech League Spring Coaches Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Punahou School.
The HSL Handbook was amended August 2012. The updated version will be posted soon in the Coaches Section.
State Championship Debate Topics
NFL 2013 APRIL PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The continuation of current U.S. anti-drug policies in Latin America will do more harm than good.
NFL 2013 MARCH/APRIL LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States is justified in intervening in the internal political processes of other countries to attempt to stop human rights abuses.
2012-2013 POLICY DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States.
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!
NATIONALS RESULTS (6/2011)
The results for the NFL National Tournament can be found by clicking on the link below.
NFL HAWAI`I WEBSITE
The National Forensic League Hawai`i District Website can be found by Clicking Here! Here you can find all the current Manuals the NFL releases each year, a tournament calendar, and other NFL correspondence.
If you have any general questions regarding the league or any league tournaments, please contact HSL President Paul Lawler for assistance. Mr. Lawler can be reached at the mailing address or e-mail below.
If you have any questions regarding judging at HSL sanctioned tournaments, please contact Ms. Carol Halbur at her e-mail below.
Mahalo for your interest in the Hawai'i Speech League.
Mr. Paul Lawler
Le Jardin Academy
917 Kalanianaole Highway
Kailua, Hawai'i 96734