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.
STATE DEBATE FINALISTS: Report to Punahou School no later than 4:30 pm on Saturday
BPF: R1, R3, R7, R8
JV: J2, J4, J6, J8
V: V2, V6, V7, V9
STATE DEBATE SEMI-FINALISTS: Report to Punahou School no later than 1:00 pm on Saturday
APF: F3, F8, F12, F13
NLD: N2, N8, N11, N16
CLD: C1, C2, C9, 13
Updated 2/20/2014: The results from the KCC Speech Qualifying Tournament and the Kamehameha Debate Qualifying Tournament are now up in the Results section. The current debate topics are listed below.
Hawai'i Speech League Spring Coaches Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at a location to be determined.
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 Neighbor Island Speech & Debate Qualifying Tournament
NFL 2014 MARCH PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: Single-gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in American public schools.
NFL 2014 JANUARY/FEBRUARY LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict.
2013-2014 POLICY DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico or Venezuela.
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 Forensic League
You can go to the official NFL 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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