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.
Semifinalists must report to Punahou School Mamiya Science by 1:00 pm
BPF: R1, R5, R9, R10
APF: F6, F7, F10, F12
NLD: N1, N8, N12, N13
CLD: C2, C7, C10, C14
All semifinalists are Finalists. Debate finalists must report to Punahou School Mamiya Science by 4:30 pm
JV: J1, J2, J3, J5
V: V3, V4, V8, V9
Updated 9/12/2015: Information sheets for the fall tournaments are in the Coaches' section. Registration forms have been updated for the fall non-qualifying season. The current debate topics are listed below.
Hawai'i Speech League Winter Coaches Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Maryknoll School.
The HSL Handbook was amended August 2014. The updated version is in the Coaches Section.
The results for the 2015 Big City, Big Dreams Dallas NSDA National Tournament can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.speechanddebate.org/aspx/content.aspx?id=1309
Debate Topics for the Roosevelt School Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament
NSDA 2015 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: "The United Stats Federal government ought to pay reparations to African Americans."
NSDA 2015 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: "Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices."
NSDA 2015-2016 POLICY DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: "The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance."
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 Mr. Bill Teter at his e-mail below.
Mahalo for your interest in the Hawai'i Speech League.
2560 Campus Road, George Hall Rm. 326
Honolulu, Hawai'i 9682