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 9/10/2014: Information sheets for the fall tournaments are in the Coaches' section. The current debate topics are listed below.
Hawai'i Speech League Winter Coaches Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Maryknoll 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 University Lab School Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament
NSDA 2014 NOVEMBER PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: "On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms."
NSDA 2014 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: "A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deaceased."
NSDA 2014-2015 POLICY DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: "The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth's oceans."
DEBATE TOPICS RULES
PFD resolutions correspond to NSDA resolutions for the same month.
LD resolutions will be on this schedule
a) NSDA Sept./Oct. - First and Second Debate Non-Qualifiers
b) NSDA Nov./Dec. - Third Non-Qualifier and first Debate Qualifier
c) NSDA Jan./Feb. - Second Debate Qualifier and Districts
d) NSDA Mar./Apr. - State Forensic Championships
National Speech and Debate Association/National Forensic League
You can go to the official NSDA 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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