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

Events

2015 Calendar

July 28th

PHSSL Summer Executive Board Meeting

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

October 15

REGIONAL DRAMA FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & TECH FORMS DUE TO THE STATE OFFICE

Schools intending to participate in Regional Drama Festivals must submit their Registration & Tech Form no later than today. (Forms can be found on the 'DOCUMENTS/FORMS' page on the PHSSL website.)
Drama Coaches and Regional Coordinators will be notified of regional assignments by October 23rd.
Registration fees are NOT to be sent to the State Office; they are to be provided to the Regional Coordinator at the Regional Festival.
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu) or your Regional Coordinator listed under your tournament date.

October 31

Dallastown Wildcat Invitational

Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown
Speech & debate competition open to any school, 1st year competition (novice rounds open to 7th & 8th, and varsity rounds offered).
Contact: Tiffany Dacheux (tiffany.dacheux@dallastown.net or 717-244-4021 ext. 3105)

November 14

**CANCELLED** James M. Langan Memorial Speech & Debate Tournament

Scranton High School, Scranton
All novice and varsity speech and debate events will be held
Contact: Elanor Langan (570-374-5725)

November 21

Central Regional Drama Festival

Shikellemy High School, Sunbury
Contact: Ellen Boyer (boyere@shikbraves.org)

November 21

Eastern Regional Drama Festival

Towanda High School, Towanda
Contact: Julie Larnard-Newbury (julieln@epix.net or (214) 232-8258)

November 21

Western Regional Drama Festival

West Allegheny High School, Imperial
Contact: Michael Shaffer (mshaffer7777@gmail.com, mshaffer@westasd.org) or Mary Ann Berty (germar02@verizon.net)

November 29

Regional Drama Festival Deadline

Each region must complete their Regional Drama Festival no later than today's date.

November 30

Deadline for Regional Coordinators to Submit Regional Drama Festival Results

Drama Festival Report forms can be found on the 'Forms/Documents' section of the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form.)

November 30

Deadline for Qualifying Schools to Submit State Drama Festival Registration

State Registration forms can be found on the 'Forms/Documents' section of the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form, and fees may be mailed with registrations or brought the day of the Festival.)

December 11 & 12

PHSSL Drama Festival

Location: Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

December 12

LaSalle Forum Invitational

LaSalle College High School, Wyndmoor
Varsity speech and debate events
Contact: Ray Shay (shayr@lschs.org)



2016 Calendar

January 1

FIRST DAY TO EMAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS (House)

(Email April Ritter at rittera@susqu.edu if you have questions about the Student Congress bills.)
(Senate bills are to be sent to and coordinated by District chairs according to their deadlines).
Be sure to check the Student Congress: Senate Handbook for bill submission guidelines. A sample is provided on the last page.

January 9

Blue, Maroon, and White Tournament

Shikellamy High School, Sunbury
All novice and varsity PHSSL events Novice is open to 7th & 8th graders, as well as all first year competitors), as well as Declamation
Contact: Ellen Boyer (570-809-0939, boyere@shikbraves.org or theater@shikbraves.org for more information)

January 13

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Lincoln Douglas)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

January 16

Dr. Martin Luther King Open Speech & Debate Tournament

E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre
Snow Date: January 17
Contact: Kim Borland (kborland@borlandandborland.com or 570-822-3311) or Ruth Borland (rborland@borlandandborland.com or 570-822-3311)

January 20

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Policy)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

January 27

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Parlimentary)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

January 30

42nd Annual Mercer Rotary Tournament

Mercer High School, Mercer
All PHSSL speaking events will be offered. This event is open to PHSSL, CFL and NSDA member schools.
Contact: Hugh Ringer (hpr@zoominternet.net)

January 31

LAST DAY TO EMAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS (House)

(Email April Ritter at rittera@susqu.edu if you have questions about the Student Congress bills.)
(Senate bills are to be sent to and coordinated by District chairs according to their deadlines).
Be sure to check the Student Congress: Senate Handbook for bill submission guidelines. A sample is provided on the last page.

February 1

PHSSL MEMBERSHIP DUES/FEES DEADLINE

(Money must be received by the state office by this date for you to participate in the district and/or state tournaments)

February 3

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Senate)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

February 5-6

Pennsbury Falcon Invitational

Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills
Varsity CFL speech and debate event, plus Impromptu
Contact: Jeff Kahn (pennsburyfalcon@gmail.com)

February 6

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

February 6

District #6 PHSSL Qualifier (Cross-X)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is scheduled for policy debate only.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 6

District #7 PHSSL Qualifier (Cross-X)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is scheduled for policy debate only.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 18

District #10 PHSSL Qualifier (Debate)

Harriton High School, Rosemont
This qualifier is for all PHSSL debate events.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com)

February 18

District #15 PHSSL Qualifier (Debate)

Harriton High School, Rosemont
This qualifier is for all PHSSL debate events.
Contact: Marie Langevin (mlangevin@shanahan.org) or Ashley Murphy (amurphy@ucfsd.net)

February 20

District #6 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech & Debate)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech and debate events, except Policy.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 20

District #7 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech & Debate)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech and debate events, except Policy.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 20

District #8 PHSSL Qualifier

Abington High School, Abington
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech events.
Contact: David Long (longdr@hotmail.com) or Keith Brosious (keith.brosious@elklakeschool.org)

February 20

District #9 PHSSL Qualifier

Danville High School, Danville
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech events.
Contact: Ellen Boyer (boyere@shikbraves.org)

February 25

District #10 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech)

Harriton High School, Rosemont
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech events.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com)

February 26

District #5 PHSSL Qualifier

Greater Johnstown High School, Johnstown
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Cassie Thomas (Enos) (cathomas@windberschools.org)

February 26

District #14 PHSSL Qualifier

Greater Johnstown High School, Johnstown
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Holly Smith (smithhl@pcam.org)

February 27

District #1 PHSSL Qualifier

Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events. District 1 Tournament invitation sent on or before January 25, 2016.
Contact: Hugh Ringer (hpr@zoominternet.net) or Bob Hall (fhsmonsieur@roadrunner.com)

February 27

District #2 PHSSL Qualifier

Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Jeff Byko (jbyko@pinerichland.org)

February 27

District #3 PHSSL Qualifier

Peters Township High School, Peters Township
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events. Registration available on Tabroom.com
Contact: Michael Shaffer (mshaffer@westasd.org) or Ben Edwards (bedwards@usc.k12.pa.us)

March 19

***DATE CHANGE***District #11 PHSSL Qualifier (Prev. March 5)

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Raymond Shay (ShayR@lschs.org) or Dr. Barbara Giuliano (BGiuliano419@aol.com)

March 19

***DATE CHANGE***District #12 PHSSL Qualifier (Prev. March 5)

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Chris Berdnik (cberdnik3@gmail.com)

March 20

District Tournament Deadline

All District Tournaments must be completed by March 20 in order for competitors to qualify for the State Tournament.

March 23

All District reports are due no later than this date

All District Chairs are to submit their District’s report to the State Office no later than today’s date. The forms can be found on the ‘Forms/Documents’ section on the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form.)

March 25

Registration must be completed for the State Tournament

Coaches are to register all qualifiers/participants on the Joy of Tournaments website by March 25 (www.joyoftournaments.com)
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

April 2

Gettysburg Pre-States Invitational Tournament

Gettysburg Area High School, Gettysburg
Speech and debate tournament. Registration via www.tabroom.com
Contact: Lourdes Dandignac (ldandignac@gettsyburg.k12.pa.us)

April 7

Executive Board Meeting

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

April 8 & 9

2016 State Tournament

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

April 30

The Spartan Invitational Tournament

Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley
Contact: David Long (longdr@hotmail.com or 610-419-9677)