Ridge Forensics is an interscholastic Speech and Debate Team coached by David Yastremski. Throughout the year, we compete at the local, regional, and national levels, culminating in the national championships at the end of the year!
We Are Members Of...
The National Catholic Forensic League
The National Catholic Forensic League is also a major organization of high school speech and debate events along with the National Speech and Debate Association. Ridge High School competes in the Newark Catholic Forensics League at 6 CFL tournaments over the course of the year to qualify students for the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament on May.
The New Jersey Speech and Debate League
The New Jersey Forensic League holds several tournaments every year at locations like Freehold Township High School, Summit High School, Bridgewater Raritan High School, and Ridge High School, culminating with NJSDL State Championship Tournament every year on March.
The National Speech and Debate Association
The National Speech and Debate Association (formerly known as the National Forensics League) is a major organization that directs high school speech and debate events. Every June, the National Speech and Debate Association hosts the NSDA Finals, which students qualify for at the New Jersey District Tournament in March.