New Jersey Forensic League



League Information

The New Jersey Forensic League's (NJFL) purpose is to get students interested in public speaking, to award those who show excellence in speech, and to instill fellowship. The league is also there to enhance students’ knowledge and skill in public speaker beyond what might be part of the curriculum; if students’ desire it. The league acknowledges that their speaking abilities and training might influence school curriculums.

Key Officers 

President: William Cooper of Arthur L. Johnson

Vice President – Speech: James Challandes of Bridgewater-Raritan

Vice President – Debate: David Yastremski of Ridge

Vice President – Outreach: Mary Gormley of Montville

Secretary: Brother Kevin Tidd of Delbarton

Treasurer: Gail Bauwens of Matawan

Executive Board: Michael Paul of Millburn, Melissa Yingling of Hanover Park, Bruce Hayden of Hun, Jack Bathke of Princeton, Jonathan Barr of Timothy Christian, Chris Kenny of Morristown, Anne Poyner of Summit, Eileen Waite of Randolph, Mimi Rosenbaum of University, Felicia Bateman of Malcolm X. Shabazz, Jayne Gallagher of Marlboro

Events Offered 

Offered at the six National tournaments the league hosts: International Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Original Oratory

Offered all season long: Declamation, Poetry Reading, Prose Reading, Impromptu Speech, Improvisational Acting, Policy Debate, CX Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate