Forensics News

The Forensics Team qualified record numbers of students for both the National (NCFL) and State (NYSFL) Championships (list below)! Sadly neither tournament will take place this year but we are planning ways to perform and celebrate as a team and with the CSH community, so we’ll be in touch about that in the coming weeks!

On Saturday, March 7, the team competed at the New York Catholic Forensics League Grand Championship hosted by Stuyvesant High School. CSH closed the season winning 3rd Place Team Sweepstakes and qualifying four speakers plus two alternates to represent the NYCFL at the Grand National Championship which would have been held over Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago. Congratulations to:

CSH National Qualifiers:

Elizabeth Weise ‘20 - 1st Place
Serena Camici ‘21 - 6th Place

Original Oratory

Isa Mellody ‘20 - 2nd Place
Oral Interpretation of Literature

Selma Zuaiter ‘22 - 2nd Place


and to our semi-finalists

Amelia Oulvey ‘21 - Alternate
Oral Interpretation of Literature

Sofia Kimuyu ‘23 - Alternate
Elizabeth Corrigan ‘22


The New York State Forensics League Championship would have been hosted by Hofstra University in April. Twenty-six members of the team qualified to compete at States this season and three “DQ’d” or double qualified! Congratulations to our State qualifiers:

Stephanie Chen ‘20
Annie Poulos ‘21
Elizabeth Beshar ‘21

Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

Mohani Adem ‘22
Lucy Preston ‘22
Geaninne Chacha ‘22
Carolina Lenzo ‘23

JV Extemporaneous Speaking

Elizabeth Weise ‘20  (DQ)
Serena Camici ‘21 

Original Oratory

Isa Mellody ‘20 
Elizabeth Weise ‘20
Claire Ponnaiya ‘20 
Amelia Oulvey ‘21
Honor Knapp ‘21

Varsity Oral Interpretation

Isabelle Abel ‘22
Brennan Burke ‘22  (DQ)
Selma Zuaiter ‘22  (DQ)
Barbara Gibbons ‘23
Maeve Farley ‘23
Poppy Clarke ‘23

JV Oral Interpretation

Selma Zuaiter ‘22  
Caroline Severino ‘22 
Isabel Graham ‘22
Brennan Burke ‘22 
Elizabeth Corrigan ‘22
Grace Lott ‘22
Sofia Kimuyu ‘23
Nellie Fitzpatrick ‘23
Angela Gray ‘23


Lastly, a shout out to our FOF-tastic Team Captains and Seniors, and to our parent and faculty judges, who we literally could not compete without!