Forensics (Speech & Debate)

OLSH Forensics is committed to fostering a love of communication and building public speaking skills in students. A member of the National Forensic League (NFL), Catholic Forensic League (CFL) and Pennsylvania High School Speech League (PHSSL), students compete throughout the year at local and regional tournaments.

Events available for competition include:

  • Prose Interpretation
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Original Oratory
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Public Forum Debate
  • Policy Debate
  • Parliamentary Debate
  • Congressional Debate

Practices are held after school. Tournaments are held on Saturdays and generally run all day.

Contact Forensics Coach, Jessica Cerchiaro at (412) 264-4001 or jcerchiaro@olsh.org for more information.