Promoting Excellence in Speech since 1951

The Brooklyn-Queens Catholic Forensic League has been a member of the National Catholic Forensic League since the inception of the NCFL in 1951. We welcome Catholic, public and private high schools located within the Diocese of Brooklyn (Kings and Queens Counties in New York City) to join us as members and to participate in the many speech, debate and student congress tournaments we sponsor throughout each academic year.

Our Mission Statement reflects the goals and aspirations of the National Catholic Forensic League, and echoes its motto “Leadership through Speech”. Following the example of Jesus Christ. whose message and ministry espoused humble service and articulate leadership, we hope to use forensic activities as the medium through which our members learn to express themselves clearly and concisely, yet recognize through their spoken and written words the importance of truth and compassion.

Mission Statement

“It shall be the purpose of this League, as a member of the National Catholic Forensic League, through participation in interscholastic tournaments, in debate and public speaking, in the various forms of discussion and community service, and in the dramatic arts, to prepare high school students to become articulate Americans.”