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 12/2/2016: The spring tournament information forms are now available in the Coaches Section.
The next event will be the McKinley High School Non-Qualifying Speech & Debate Tournament on Saturday, December 17.
Debate Topics for the McKinley Speech & Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament
NFL 2016 DECEMBER PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States should end Plan Colombia.
NFL 2016 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers..
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.
2560 Campus Road, George Hall Rm. 326
Honolulu, Hawai'i 9682