HSL01 Kahuku Speech NonQualifying Tournament

2019 — Kahuku, HI/US


 WHAT                                Speech Non-Qualifying Tournament

 WHERE                              Kahuku High School (56-490 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI 96731)

 WHEN                               Saturday, September 28, 2019

 ENTRY DEADLINE        Wednesday, September 11, 2019 for registration, congressional bills, and judges.

 PARTICIPATION         Open to all HSL member schools that have paid their HSL membership dues and submitted their signed membership form



1.      STORYTELLING (ST): No manuscripts may be used. Presentations must be prefaced by an introduction that includes the title and author of the selection. Selections must be from published or printed sources. Students are encouraged to use the floor space. MAXIMUM TIME: 8 minutes.

2.      PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION (POI): Manuscripts must be used.  Presentations must be prefaced by an introduction that includes the titles and authors of each selection. Selections must be from published sources and be chosen from at least two genres: prose, poetry, drama.. MAXIMUM TIME: 10 minutes.

3.      HUMOROUS (HI), DRAMATIC (DI) and DUO (DUO) INTERPRETATION: Manuscripts can be used until January 1.  Presentations must be prefaced by an introduction that includes the title and author of the selection.  Selections must be from published sources. MAXIMUM TIME: 10 minutes.

4.      ORIGINAL ORATORY (OO) and INFORMATIVE SPEAKING (INF): Manuscripts can be used until January 1. Manuscripts must be the original work of the student and a copy of it must be available for verification at the tournament.  Not more than 150 words of the oration may be direct quotations from any other source.  MAXIMUM TIME: 10 minutes.

5.      IMPROMPTU SPEAKING (IS): Topics will include quotations, sayings, one-word items, personalities in the news, song titles, etc. Notes are NOT permitted during the delivery of the speech. PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes.  MAXIMUM TIME: 5 minutes.

6.      U.S. EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING (USX): Topics will cover US foreign policy and US domestic issues.  One note card with less than 50 words may be used prior to January 1. PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes. MAXIMUM TIME: 7 minutes.

7.      INTERNATIONAL EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING (IX): Topics will cover foreign policies and actions of many countries, including the United States. One note card with less than 50 words may be used prior to January 1.  PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes.  MAXIMUM TIME: 7 minutes.

8.      CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE (CNG):  A mock legislative assembly competition where students draft bills and resolutions, which they and their peers later debate and vote to pass into law. 



Please upload your legislation on this website, Send questions regarding your Congressional Debate panel to Nicholas Ernst, HSL Congressional Debate Chair. You can e-mail him at <nkernst@gmail.com> or call him at 721-0506 (cell).



        Each school may register a maximum of twenty-five (25) speech entries (with each Duo Interpretation team counting as one entry) in any combination of events listed above and a maximum of eight (8) congressional debate entries. Double entries are NOT ALLOWED at this tournament.


        $4.00 per participant. NOTE: Duo Interpretation entries must be paid according to number of participants, not number of entries.



        Payment is due before participation in the tournament. Payment may be mailed or hand delivered on the day of the tournament. CASH PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. A personal check may be held in lieu of a school check on the day of the tournament. This check may be deposited after 30 days.


        Make check payable to:                                                     HAWAI‘I SPEECH LEAGUE

        Checks should be mailed to the Treasurer:                Karen Miyakado

                                                                                                         1051 Mokuhano Street

                                                                                                         Honolulu, HI 96825



        Each school must provide one (1) judge for every three (3) speech entries and one (1) judge for every four (4) congressional debate entries.  Congressional Debate judges MUST be unaffiliated with the students competing. Schools that do not provide the required number of judges may have entries withdrawn from the tournament. We will be grateful for any additional judges you can provide.  Please inform your judges to be at the school for the orientation at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday


        Register judges on this website. Please direct all changes to your judge’s panel and questions regarding judges to Jon Hinderer, HSL Judges’ Chairperson. You can e-mail him at <jonhinderer@gmail.com> or call him at (808) 687-0339 (cell).


SCHEDULE        Saturday, September 28, 2019                                                                       

                              7:30 – 8:00 a.m.              Registration

8:00 a.m.                           Judges Check-in & Instructions


Extempers draw topics for Round 1

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.            Round 1 Speech

9:00 – 11:15 a.m.            Round 1 Congressional Debate

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.         Round 2 Speech

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.            Round 2 Congressional Debate

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.            Round 3 Speech

3:30 p.m.                           Awards Ceremony


        Certificates will be presented to participants in speech events who earn three or more superiors and to the top six congressional debaters. Two team trophies will be awarded: one for the school with the greatest number of superiors and the other for highest percentage of superiors. Teams must have at least five (5) entries to qualify for the overall team trophies.


        Please contact Carol Halbur immediately if there are changes to your entries. You can e-mail her at <chalbur@punahou.edu> or call her at 943-3651 (office) or (808) 728-3672 (cell). All means will be used to reschedule the drops/no-shows prior to the start of th