The Long Island Forensic Association and the Catholic Forensic League of Rockville Centre are cocurricular organizations which exist to promote  leadership in high school students through public speaking activities. We seek to teach students the importance of analytical and communication skills. As such, we hold regular speech and debate tournaments throughout the school year.

Membership in both leagues is open to both public and private schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 Competition in these tournaments leads to the State Championship, sponsored by the New York State Forensic League


 Congress bills for Oct. 10 are available.


The invitation to the first speech tournament on Oct. 10 at Sacred Heart Academy is available.


Information on Worlds Debate is available.


Information on POI and Informative Speaking is available.


The invitation to the Oct. 17 tournament is available.


Oct 17 Worlds Debate Topics:


For Worlds Debate, the resolutions will be the following:

Round 1: Impromptu

 Round 2: This House believes that combating terrorism ought to take precedence over national sovereignty. 

 Round 3: Impromptu

Round 4: This House believes that protection of the environment is more important than industrial development. 


Topics for Sept/Oct Debates:

LD: Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.


PF: Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans.


Any school that is interested in joining either or both leagues may contact either Mrs. Lydia Esslinger, President of the Long Island Forensic Association or Bro. John McGrory, President of the Catholic Forensic League of Rockville Centre for information. 

Please register at