2016-17 Officers

Congratulations to our new officers for the 2016-17 school year:

President Amy Pu
Vice-President of Speech Bryn Bennett
Vice-President of Debate Ashley Huang
Captain of Speech Kathryn Altman
Captain of PF/CON Gitanjali Iyer
Outreach Director Caitlyn Dempsey


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Poll is Open

The Officer Election poll for 2016-17 positions is now open. Please follow this link to vote. The poll will close at 11:45am on Thursday March 24.

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Boosters Scholarship

The Boosters are again offering an application for their yearly scholarship. Any senior member is eligible to apply. The deadline is Monday, April 12. Please see below for information.

2016 Boosters Scholarship Application

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2016-17 Officer Elections

Below is the election slate for our officer elections for the 2016-17 school year. Please note that uncontested or vacant positions will not be voted on. Remember to attend the candidates’ forum at lunch on Wednesday. Following the forum, check back here for the poll link, which will remain active for 24 hours.

2016 Forensics Election Slate

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Districts Results

Here are the results of our final local tournament of the year; congratulations to all who competed and qualified.

  • Kara Sevola – 1st alternate in Dramatic Interpretation
  • Harry Kern – World Team Debate

Harry will compete with four other debaters from New Jersey as a team in the World Schools Debate Tournament at NSDA Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT this June. Congratulations are in order if you see him!

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NJSDL State Championship Results

Congratulations to all team members on their strong showing at the NJSDL State Championships this weekend. The highlights:

  • Noah Taylor – state semi-finalist in Improvisational Acting
  • Rachel Loia – state semi-finalist in Oral Interpretation
  • Bryn Bennett – state semi-finalist in both Oral Interpretation and Humorous Interpretation
  • Caitlyn Dempsey – 2nd place in Oral Interpretation

As state champions, Brie & Harry will also receive a scholarship from the league, as well as a Governor’s Award in Arts Education in May. Wow! Please congratulate them if you see them!

Only one more tournament to go – the District Qualifying Tournament at Summit this weekend. Good luck to all attending!

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2016-17 Officer Elections

We will hold our team office elections very soon. The process has been streamlined and simplified over the years, so it will be easier than ever to vote for your team officers. Please read below for some important information; details can be found in the 2016 Forensics Elections Packet.

  • The available positions for next year are:
    • President
    • Speech Vice-President
    • Debate Vice-President
    • Speech Captain
    • PF/CON Captain
    • LD Captain
    • Outreach Officer
  • Members interested in running for one or two positions must complete the following by the deadline (Monday, March 21 at 2:45pm):
    • Email Mr. Quinn and Ms. Poff stating the office(s) they wish to run for.
    • Attach a candidate statement for each office to the above email.
    • Submit a hard copy of the signed Officer Agreement to Mr. Quinn and Ms. Poff.
  • There will be a candidates’ forum at lunch (11am) in B164 on Wednesday, March 23. Each candidate will be given a chance to speak and answer questions from the audience. All team members should attend if possible.
  • Voting will be open online this year for 24 hours following the forum. Results will be posted as soon as possible afterward.
    • If a member runs for two positions and wins a higher office, their votes will then be distributed to second-choice candidates for the lower office.
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CFL Grand Nationals Qualifiers

Congratulations to the students below for qualifying to CatNats! Through their impressive records at each month’s CFL tournament, they have qualified to the NCFL Grand National tournament in May in Sacramento, CA.

  • Alyssa Spagnuolo & Noah Taylor (Duo)
  • Bryn Bennett (OI)
  • Caitlyn Dempsey (OI)
  • Rachel Loia (OI)
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States & Districts Judging Needs

The following post will be updated according to our current judging needs for States and Districts. Please consider signing up.

NJSDL State Championship:
Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School (Speech & all outrounds)
Eisenhower Intermediate School (Debate prelims)
Friday judges must arrive no later than 4:30
Saturday judges must arrive no later than 8:30

Speech Judges:
5/5 Friday ✓
5/5 Saturday ✓

LD Judges:
2/2 Friday ✓
2/2 Saturday ✓

PF Judges:
2/2 Friday ✓
1/2 Saturday

NJ District Qualifying Tournament:
Summit High School
Friday judges must arrive no later than 4
Saturday judges must arrive no later than 8:30

Speech Judges:
4/4 Friday ✓
4/4 Saturday ✓

LD Judges:
1/1 Friday ✓
1/1 Saturday ✓

PF Judges:
1/2 Friday
0/2 Saturday

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Last Local Weekend Results

Congratulations to the following students for their impressive results this weekend:


  • Rachel Loia – 5th place Oral Interpretation
  • Jordan Pontelandolfo & Jake Wichansky – 6th place Duo Interpretation
  • Bryn Bennett – 3rd place Humorous Interpretation

Columbia Invitational:

  • Harry Kern – Double-octafinalist; 5th place speaker award

CFL #6 at Union Catholic:

  • Caitlyn Dempsey – 1st place Varsity Oral Interpretation
  • Kara Sevola – 3rd place Varsity Oral Interpretation
  • Alyssa Spagnuolo & Noah Taylor – 3rd place Duo Interpretation
  • Team Sweepstakes – 5th place
  • League Sweepstakes – 5th place
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