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. Bloomsburg University has been PHSSL's home office since July, 2016. 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

2018 State Tournament Program here.

Check your 2017-2018 membership and insurance status here.

PHSSL New Coaches Checklist here.

PHSSL State Tournament Judge's FAQ here.

Tabroom Info for Online Balloting here.