Hawai'i Speech League

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.

News

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 Fall Coaches Meeting was held on Saturday, August 30, 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 Roosevelt Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament

NSDA 2014 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC 
 

Resolved: "On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States benefit their local communities."

 

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!


 

More Information

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.

Postal address

Bobby Tokunaga
2560 Campus Road, George Hall Rm. 326
Honolulu, Hawai'i 9682

Electronic mail

General Information: Bobby Tokunaga
Judges: LeaDan Yee
Webmaster: Carol Halbur



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