SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Twelve members of the Livingston High School Forensics Speech and Debate Team recently competed in the sixth and final Newark CFL (Catholic Forensics League) tournament at Union Catholic Regional High School. The Lancers came away with six awards, including the fourth-place team sweepstakes trophy, both for this tournament and for overall performance this year.  

The following students won awards:

  • Evan Tong and Ethan Reiter, First Place in Varsity Public Forum Debate
  • Jania Jallow, Third Place in Varsity Declamation
  • Anna Xia, Fifth Place in Varsity Declamation
  • Mary Yang, Fifth Place in Varsity Dramatic Performance
  • Karen Hu, Sixth Place in Varsity Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Victoria Choe and Gracie Zhang, Sixth Place in JV Public Forum Debate

The following students have qualified for the 2017 NCFL Grand National Tournament, which will be held in Washington, D.C., during the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Benjamin Asher, Dramatic Performance
  • Mary Yang, Dramatic Performance
  • Jania Jallow, Declamation
  • Evan Tong and Ethan Reiter, Public Forum Debate

At the conclusion of the local Newark CFL tournament season in March, the six students with the highest number of cumulative points in each competition category qualify for the NCFL Grand National Tournament. The team is coached by Dr. Michael Sunga (English teacher) and Alex Lamon (Business/Economics teacher).