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Season Information 2017-18
Region Deadline  Feb. 17
Super Region Deadline
 Mar. 3
VHSL Championships
 Mar. 24

2017-18 Rules Clinics

All rules clinics for forensics will be in-person only.  Coaches MUST attend an in-person clinic in order to avoid penalty.  Schedule is forthcoming.

VHSL State Championships

March 24, 2018
Clover Hill HS, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian, VA
Mary Katherine Steed, Director, Dupont Elementary School,
Lisa Giles, VHSL Assistant Director, 434-977-8475

Results - 2016-17


Info for Tournament Directors

Directors:  The kits below do not contain topics.  Please email Sharon Condoulis at the VHSL office for the complete kit.

Conference Director's Kit
Regional Director's Kit
Conference Report Form
Regional Report Form

VASDDC Conference Information - Sept. 22-23, 2017

VASDDC Conference Registration

Info for Tournament Teams

Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas for 2016-17
Conference Entry Form
Region Entry Form
State Entry Form
State Information Packet for 2017
State Host Hotels
State Judge Response Form


Event Safety Protocol

Non-member school event safety protocol guide

Past Results






DID YOU KNOW -- Since October 2000 when the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series was launched, speech students across the country have been explaining that the type of forensics they do has nothing to do with ballistics or blood splatter analysis.

The Virginia High School League has been supporting speech programs in public high schools since 1915 when it recognized a girls and boys champion in prose readings. The popularity of the event quickly spread and the contest evolved with the addition of pubic speaking in 1921, poetry reading in 1924 and spelling in 1930. Then came extemporaneous speaking and original oratory (with the removal of public speaking) in 1970, humorous and serious dramatic interpretation in 1986, duo interpretation in 1993, the splitting of extemporaneous speaking into domestic and foreign topics in 1994, storytelling in 1996 and impromptu speaking (with the removal of spelling) in 2003.

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