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Forensics

Season Information 2016-17
Conference Deadline  Feb. 18
Region Deadline
 Mar. 4
VHSL Championships
 Mar. 25

 

2016-17 Rules Clinics

ONLINE
Online rules clinics will be offered during the months of September and October and are available 24 hours a day.  Clinics must be completed by midnight on October 31 to receive attendance credit.

Forensics Rules Clinic

IN-PERSON
All rules clinics for academic activities will be online for 2016-17 and available after Sept. 1 and must be completed by Oct. 31.  Select activities will also be presented in-person at the VASDDC Conference in September.  Details to follow.

The in-person attendance is an alternate option.  Coaches need not complete both the in-person and online, but must complete one or the other.

VHSL State Championships

March 25, 2017
Clover Hill HS, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian, VA
Lisa Giles, VHSL Assistant Director, 434-977-8475

 

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
Sept. 23-24, 2016
Doubletree by Hilton, Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA  23185
757-220-2500


Info for Tournament Teams

Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas for 2016-17
Conference Entry Form

Region Entry Form

State Entry Form
State Information Packet
State Host Hotels
State Judge Response Form

 

Event Safety Protocol

Non-member school event safety protocol guide

Past Results

2015-16
2014-15
2013-14

2012-13

2011-12
2010-11

 

History

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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VHSL YouTube Page - www.youtube.com/thevhsl