March 1, 2020


It is with heavy hearts that we announce to you today the cancellation of the 63rd Annual California High School Speech Association State Championship and the 2nd Annual California High School Speech Association Middle School State Championship. Due to increasing threats related to the global pandemic of COVID-19, and on the advice of all appropriate government and health authorities, we feel that this is the only responsible choice for our community.





This is not a decision we make lightly. Above all, we understand what this tournament means to so many, especially our graduating seniors. This will be the first CHSSA State Championship cancelled in our 63 year history, so please know that we have weighed considerably every option in front of us before making this decision. We are so tremendously sorry to all impacted, to our community, and to our CHSSA family.


By Monday, we will be following up with further details, but in the interim, please cancel all appropriate travel plans.

Thank you,

Executive Board

California High School Speech Association


Any Questions? Contact the State Director