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 10/8/2016: The results from the Kahuku Non-Qualifying Speech Tournament are not yet up in the Results section. The current debate topics are listed below.
The next event will be the Damien Memorial School Non-Qualifying Debate Tournament on Saturday, October 15.
Debate Topics for the Damien Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament
NFL 2016 OCTOBER PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.
NFL 2016 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE TOPIC
Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power.
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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