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. Susquehanna University has been PHSSL's home office since September, 1992. 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

Check your 2014-2015 membership and insurance status here.

Click here for the 2015 Schedule of Events.

Click here for the 2015 PHSSL State Tournament Program.

Student Congress: House legislation and assignments are posted under the ANNOUNCEMENTS tab. Student Congress: Senate will be posted once all districts have submitted their selections.

Registration for the PHSSL State Tournament is currently open. Please visit www.joyoftournaments.com to register your school for the tournament. (Please note that all registrations should be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015.