Forensics Team for Speech and Debate
Head Coach: Mr. Edmund Scanlan
The purpose of this organization shall be to provide Upper Merion Area students with educational experiences in public discussions, presentations, and debates through a variety of activities and competitions. Our season begins in late September and wraps up in February.
UMAHS Forensics holds practices on Tuesdays afternoons in the Library from 3:00 - 4:00, and other times by arrangement with the coaches. Our practice agenda is flexible, and adapts to the competition styles of the members in attendance, but all practices begin with the Forensics Focus drills which are common to all styles of competition.
Does the Forensics Team do autopsies?
NO! The word "forensics" means "appropriate for public discussion or courts of law". The Forensics Team competes in debate and public speaking events!
National Speech and Debate Website: https://www.speechanddebate.org/
Speech and Debate Events: https://www.speechanddebate.org/competition-events/
PCFL (League Website): http://www.phillycfl.org/
National Speech and Debate Association: https://www.tabroom.com/index/index.mhtml