On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one’s mind. It becomes a pleasure.

Oscar Wilde

Pennsylvania High School Speech League



The Pennsylvania High School Speech League was founded in 1961. Bloomsburg University has been PHSSL's home office since July, 2016. Its overall purpose is to stimulate through educational competition an understanding and appreciation of all areas of speech. In addition, the League:

  • Promotes various kinds of speech activities in high schools of Pennsylvania
  • Assists schools in curricular and extracurricular speech programs
  • Maintains a high quality of achievement
  • Encourages the participation of many students instead of a few

Membership fees for the 2018-2019 school year will NOT be increased by $5. All those who have paid the extra $5 thus far will be reimbursed.

PHSSL will be going to all ONLINE BALLOTING for 2018-2019 State Tournament. See Tabroom information Below.

After a survey in response to the ban on Blended Poetry, the board has decided to change the bylaws to allow combining poems with clear distinctions being made as to which poemis being performed, following rules similar to NCFL. The Bylaws will be updated to reflect this.

Please check the Drama Handbook for slight changes to this years program.

Check your 2018-2019 membership and insurance status here Updated 1/22/2019.

PHSSL New Coaches Checklist here.

PHSSL State Tournament Judge's FAQ here.

Tabroom Info for Online Balloting here.