WHEN: July 31 - August 4, 2017
TIMES: 9:00am - 2:00pm (After-care option available)
COST: $250.00 (after-care option +100.00)
Registration Form & Brochure
· Speaking and Listening—Introduction
· Teamwork and Leadership
· Discovering your Voice
· Critical Thinking and Argumentation
· Research 101
· Competitive Speech & Debate strategies
All students will have an opportunity to experience a forensics tournament simulation including a Friday showcase which will be open to parents, family, and friends!
David Yastremski--Mr. Yastremski began the Ridge Forensics program in the fall of 1997 and has led the team to state and national recogni- tion. Mr. Yastremski has served as a Language Arts teacher at Ridge High School since 1996. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and a triple diamond coach with the National Speech and Debate Association.
Vivek Balija—Dr. Balija is a Physical, Life and Earth Science teacher in addition to being the science instructor at the STEM academy at William Annin Middle School. He holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences, an M.S. in Molecular Biology, a M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He has previously taught in the New York City Public School System where he was a debate coach for his school debate league.
Danielle Presuto—Ms. Presuto serves as the Assistant Director of the Ridge Forensics pro- gram. Ms. Presuto started her teaching and coaching career at Ridge in 2013 in the Language Arts department.
Stephanie Fletcher—Mrs. Fletcher had been a professional actress after graduating with a BA in theatre. While receiving her M.Ed. She start- ed coaching the Ridge Forensics team in late 90s. She returned in 2011 and just received her first diamond award from the National Speech and Debate Association.
The Ridge Forensics Team Students will work with members of the reigning state cham- pionship Ridge Forensics team including state and national tournament finalists.