(Speech and Debate) 

Cathedral Prep’s Forensics is an interscholastic activity for speech and debate in which students compete in local, state, and national tournaments. Participants can compete on the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels with other leagues in public speaking events, some of which include Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Declamation, Oral Interpretation, Student Congress, Public Forum, and Lincoln Douglas.

For more information see the Brooklyn Queens Catholic Forensics League website:

Any Freshmen wishing to join the Forensics Team should come to a meeting immediately after school in Room 204 on Monday, September 11th. If a student cannot make this meeting, he should speak to Mr. Russo. There are no tryouts, anyone who has a sincere interest in competing, no matter what their experience, is welcome.

Head Coach: Mr. Russo

Contact: (718) 592-6800 Ext: 119/email: 

Forensics Update


Cathedral’s Speech Team concluded another successful season with 7 qualifying for the State Championships at Hofstra: Jasha Basile, Frank Oliva, Antoine Haran, Michael Murphy, Aiden Birth, Jonathan Oscategui, and Rafael Silva. Our recent graduates Birth, Oscategui and Michael Younan all received degrees of Special Distinction from the National Forensics League. As we get ready for another season led by a solid core of seniors, we will continue the Team’s distinguished traditions of success combined with Cathedral brotherhood.

Over 20 Member. 5 competed in the State championship 5 students received membership degree from national forensic League and 35 advanced degrees were awarded to cathedral students


Sophomore Mike Murphy shows the trophy he won while qualifying for the N.Y.S. Championships and Sophomore Joe Krug displays his National Forensics League certificate. Congratulations, keep up the great work!


Award winners Brendan O’Leary, Nick Telesco, Richard Melendi, Richard Cisneros and Joseph Krug at Saturday February 6th’s tournament! Keep up the great work!


Mr Russo with freshman, Rafael Silva, sophomores,Patrice Legoute and Joseph Krug, and senior, Nick Telesco. These men for greatness all won Speech Trophies on January 16th. Congratulations and keep up the great work!


Congratulations to sophomores Peter Munoz (Student Congress) and Joseph Krug (J.V. Extemporaneous Speaking) who won trophies at the tournament held at the Mary Louis Academy on 12/5.

Congrats to these young men and keep up the great work! Go Crusaders!


Alumni GianPaulo Colonna (’05) and members of the Speech team at Mary Louis on 12/5.

2014 – 2015



JV team at the Mary Louis Academy on 12/6/14.

2013-2014 Season


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