2016-17 Registration

Registration for the upcoming season is now open.  All head coaches have been sent an email for registration; the information is also posted on the league website on the 2016-2017 Information and Registration page above.

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2016-2017 Final Schedule

The final, Board-approved Schedule, is linked both here and on the 2016-2017 Schedule page above.

Over the summer, the schedule page will be converted into a table allowing links to all tournaments as the registration sites open.

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Congrats to Bowling Green JHS for their great success at the National Junior Speech and Debate Association this past week in Salt Lake City!

  • Leah Tabor–5th Place in Storytelling
  • Darby Tassell–Semifinals in Prose, Quarterfinalist in Storytelling and Humorous Interp
  • Truman Tinius–Semifinals in Storytelling
  • Ruthie Kesri–Quarterfinalist in Declamation
  • Nick Martin–Quarterfinalist in Prose

Great job!

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Breaks at Nationals!

Congratulations to the following members of Team Kentucky who have advanced at Nationals!

  • Nathan Sudenga of Boone County in Humorous Interp–Top 30!
  • Caitlin Haskett of Danville in the Senate–Semifinals!
  • Callie Freeman of Sacred Heart in the House–Semifinals!

Keep up the good work!

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We’ve received word from Salt Lake City that Steve Meadows of Danville HS is this year’s recipient of the Ralph E. Carey Distinguished Career Service Award from the National Speech and Debate Association.

Congrats, Mr. Meadows!!!

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Hall of Fame Congrats!

Congratulations to Michael Robinson, Speech and Debate Coach for Murray HS and President of the Kentucky High School Speech League, for being inducted Monday into the KHSSL Hall of Fame!

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Board Meeting Summary

The Board of Directors met on Monday, 6 June 2016.  Highlights of the meeting are:

  • Naming Michael Robinson of Murray HS to the KHSSL Hall of Fame.
  • Adding Informative Speaking as an experimental Senior Division event, following current NSDA rules.
  • Retired the Drama Festival from the League’s programming.
  • Established 24 as the target number in the State Congress Supersession, using 4 scorers and 1 parliamentarian.
  • Approved the League Calendar for 2016-2017; it will be posted to this website this weekend.
  • Discussed two proposals which the Board decided would be significant changes requiring polling of the membership.

The proposals requiring membership polling address the following:

  • The Regional Tournaments and qualification for the State Tournament
  • Establishing a quarterfinal/semifinal/final round structure at the Senior State Speech tournament.

Coaches will be receiving, via email, a link to the survey this weekend.  We’re asking for responses by 20 August.

The minutes for the Board meeting are posted on the Board Meeting Minutes page under the “League Information” tab above.

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