Welcome to KHSSL!
This is the website for 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 (forensics), and the Kentucky Regional and State speech and debate tournaments!
May the words be with you!
Swag on sale at State
2024 Blyton (the last year for the polar bear variety) would like to invite you to check out the swag available at the 2024 State Tournaments -- click here for a preview!
REGIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS
The fourteen Regional Speech Tournaments (seven Junior seven Senior) were held around Kentucky on February 3. Click here for a list of the top three teams in each Region. Good luck to everyone attending Speech State!
Do you need to complete the Judge Training against Implicit Bias? If so, click here.
Click here for a list of all judges
who have completed this training. This list will be updated periodically. Last update 4 February 2024.
Help KHSSL just by shopping at Kroger!
Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards with KHSSL to donate to us from Kroger automatically every time you shop!
1. Browse to www.kroger.com and sign in to your digital Kroger account. You might have to create one if you have a card but have never created an account to clip digital coupons or anything.
2. Once you're signed in, click on your name in the right and then My Account.
3. Under My Account, drop down to Community Rewards at the bottom.
4. Click on it and enter the organization to HH189 (or you can just do a search for the Kentucky High School Speech League).
5. Save your choice.
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.
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.