California High School Speech Association



League Information

A league over 50 years old, the goal of the CHSSA is to create productive members of the American and global community through the promotion and sponsoring of curricular and co-curricular communication activities. The league’s goals for individuals include development of analytical skills, learning skills to be successful in a competitive environment, being able to work peacefully together, becoming aware of ethical responsibilities with the use of communication skills, etc. The CHSSA offers a wide variety of educational products to help learn the skills and abilities promoted by the organization.

Key Officers 

President: Sharon Prefontaine State Tournament Director: Nermin Kamel

Events Offered 

Original Oratory, Original Advocacy, Impromptu, National Extemp, International Extemp, Expository, Oratorical Interp, Thematic Interp, Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Duo Interp, Original Prose/Poetry, LD Debate, Policy Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Public Forum, Student Congress,Stuco PO