Brooklyn - Queens Catholic Forensics League



League Information

The Brooklyn - Queens Catholic Forensics League (BQCFL) has been a part of the National Catholic Forensics League since the NCFL was formed back in 1951. The BQCFL allows for all private and public high schools to compete in their league as long as they are located within the Diocese of Brooklyn. Modeling their mission statement after the NCFL, the BQCFL wishes to promote “Leadership through Speech”. Members are taught to express themselves clearly and to see the importance and power of words.

Key Officers 

President: Mr. Kieran Larkin (The Mary Louis Academy)

Vice President for Speech: Mrs. Patricia McIntyre

Vice President for Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Mr. James Shapiro (Berkley Carroll School)

Vice President for Policy Debate: Mr. James Bathurst (Benjamin Banneker Academy)
Vice President for Congress: Mr. Joseph Russo (Cathedral Prep Seminary)

Events Offered 

Congress, Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Standard Speech Events