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 3/8/2017: Registration is now open for the Hawaii Speech Leage State Forensic Championships.
The HSL State Forensic Championships will take place on April 6-8, 2017 at Kamehameha and Punahou Schools.
Carol Halbur says: Bobby Tokunaga has promised for the last two speech & debate seasons to take over this website, make it easier to manage and keep up to date. The only part I will continue to update is tournament registration. As you have seen, nothing has happened this year. I am asking for an email campaign reminding Bobby of his promise to update this website. I remind him during most tournaments, but apparently this isn't enough of a reminder for him to do anything. Can you help? This is also a test to see if anyone ever reads this website because it is so out of date.
Debate Topics for the HSL State Forensic Championships
NFL 2017 APRIL PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States ought to replace the Electoral College with a direct national popular vote.
NFL 2017 MARCH/APRIL LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.
2016-2017 POLICY DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.
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 Speech & Debate Association
You can go to the official NDSA site! You can view recent news, student tournament records, and also see student NDSA 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 Mr. Bill Teter at his e-mail below.
Mahalo for your interest in the Hawai'i Speech League.
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