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Forensics

Season Information 2015-16
Conference Deadline  Feb. 27
Region Deadline
 Mar. 12
VHSL Championships
 Apr. 2

 

2015-16 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.

The only IN-PERSON rules clinic offered for the 2015-16 school year will be as follows:

Forensics - Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., VASDDC Conference, Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center

VHSL State Championships

April 2, 2016
Clover Hill HS, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian, VA
Charlene Tiller, Director, 804-586-6526
Lisa Giles, VHSL Assistant Director, 434-977-8475

2014-15 Results

 

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

 

Info for Tournament Teams

Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas for 2014-15
Conference Entry Form

Region Entry Form

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

2015-16 VASDDC Save the Date Conference Flyer

2015-16 VASDDC Conference -- Click here for website for registration
Sept. 25-26, 2015
Fort MaGruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg

 

Past Results

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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