Forensics Finishes the 2021-2022 Regular Season Strong!

The forensics team has wrapped its second (and last, hopefully) virtual New York Catholic Forensics League (NYCFL) season! This season the NYCFL ran 14 synchronous, online, day-long public speaking contests with over 2100 students and 1000 judges participating. Once again, the league engineered a stable platform to maintain interschool community, lift student voices, viewpoints and personalities, and build leadership through speech. Read on for 91st Street’s FOF-tastic end-of-regular-season results!

On Saturday, March 19, and in the middle of spring break, four intrepid members of  the team competed at the New York Catholic Forensics League Grand Championship. Congratulations to our National Qualifier and Semi-finalists:

Sophia Thomas ‘25 - 2nd Place
National Qualifier


Barbara Gibbons ‘23

Oral Interpretation of Literature

Sofia DeRose ‘24

Extemporaneous Speaking

The New York State Forensics League Championship will take place online April 30 & May 1. Over the course of the regular season, fourteen members of the team qualified to compete at States and one double-qualified or DQ’d! Congratulations to our State Qualifiers:

Rania Farah ’23
Sofia Kimuyu ‘23
Carolina Lenzo ‘23

Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

Sofia DeRose ‘22
Ariel Exime ‘22
Brooke Klausner ’22

JV Extemporaneous Speaking

Caroline Severino ‘22 
Original Oratory

Maeve Farley ‘23
Nellie Fitzpatrick ‘23
Barbara Gibbons ‘23
Selma Zuaiter ‘22

Varsity Oral Interpretation

Sophia Thomas ‘25 (DQ)
JV Oral Interpretation

Rossangel Francisco ‘23 
Dramatic Interpretation

Sophia Thomas ‘25 (DQ)
Lisa Nelson ‘24


Lastly, deeply felt words of praise and gratitude for our FOF-tastic Team Captains and Seniors, and for our parent and faculty judges without whom we literally could not compete!



Team Captain: Selma Zuaiter 

Extemp Team Captain: Mohani Adem 
JV Extemp Captain: Carolina Lenzo

Varsity Speech Captain: Grace Lott
JV Speech Captain: Caroline Severino

Spirit Captain: Barbara Gibbons