Vermont Debate and Forensics League



League Information

The Vermont Debate and Forensics League (VDFL), an affiliate of the Vermont Principal’s Association, was devised in 1978 to facilitate forensics competition. Tournaments run throughout the fall and winter seasons. Interestingly, most schools in Vermont treat speech and debate as a co-curricular activity (therefore classes are can be offered during school hours).

Key Officers 

President: Chris O'Donnell of Champlain Valley Union High School

Vice-President: John O'Brien of Sharon Academy

Secretary: Bill Haines

Treasurer: Toni Dyer of Blue Mountain Union High School

Member Emeritus: Sheila Mable

Events Offered 

Prose, Poetry, Oral Interpretation of Dramatic Literature, Duo Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Radio Announcing