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Welcome to the
Kentucky High School Speech League -
Kentucky's home for
speech and debate competitions,
forensics teams,
speech coach and debate coach help,
news updates for KY 4n6,
and the Kentucky state speech and debate tournaments! 

May the words be with you!

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Kentucky

Speech and Debate

Tournament Calendar

Draft 8

(9-27-23)

Registration for 2023-2024

is now open!

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to begin!

Register by November 1 for the Earlybird Discount!

What's New at KHSSL this year

(updates from Board meeting)

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KHSSL MISSION STATEMENT

The Kentucky High School Speech League is the oldest high school organization in the state of Kentucky. Crafting a community of support, we promote the growth, education, and experiences of educators and students in the Commonwealth in the practice of communication arts. KHSSL enhances and refines students' skills in acting, speaking, listening, and critical thinking by providing an arena for extracurricular competition in speech, drama, and debate.

KHSSL BOARD OF DIRECTORS STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION:

 

The Kentucky High School Speech League is committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment in which all Kentucky students regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or socioeconomic status receive equitable access and opportunities to learn, engage, express, and excel in speech and debate activities.  We value the unique and shared strengths of the experiences of our members and seek to strengthen the voices of our students by cultivating a strong sense of belonging in a safe, equitable, and inclusive speech community.

KHSSL Expectations for Tournament Etiquette and Behavior -- BE CLASSY document

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