CHSSA is excited to announce the second annual Middle School Speech and Debate State Championships! Hosted at the beautiful CLOVIS NORTH EDUCATIONAL CENTER in FRESNO, CA, the tournament is an opportunity for all sixth through eighth grade speech and debate competitors to participate in speech and debate competition.


MAY 1ST – 3RD, 2020, schools from across the state of California will participate in 13 SPEECH EVENTS and 4 DEBATE EVENTS with three preliminary speech rounds and five preliminary debate rounds guaranteed to all competitors.

  • Events Available Include
    • Oratorical Interpretation (Declamation)
    • Original Oratory/Advocacy
    • Informative/Expository
    • Program Oral Interpretation
    • Duo Interpretation
    • Humorous/Dramatic Interpretation
    • Original Prose/Poetry
    • Extemporaneous
    • Impromptu
    • Storytelling
    • SPAR
    • Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    • Public Forum Debate
    • Parliamentary Debate
    • Policy Debate
    • Congressional

With over 800 students attending our inaugural event, our goal is to provide an incredible experience for every competitor, coach, judge, and attendee at the tournament. We offer reasonable entry fees for all teams (including academies), minimal judging requirements, and the opportunity for judging experience for any high school competitors.