SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic will hold its 24th annual Grammar School Forensics Tournament virtually on Monday, May 18, 2020.  The tournament, open to students in grades 3-8 from all schools, will offer four categories:  Reading, Declamation, Drama, and Humor. A description of the categories is here

In order to get as many students as possible the chance to compete, there will be no limitation on the number of entries per category. However, students may only compete in one category. There are no opportunities for double or triple entries. This year’s tournament is free for all students. Additionally, Union Catholic will provide all judges for the preliminary and final rounds. 

Edward Sagendorf, Union Catholic’s Head Forensics Coach, is thrilled to be able to offer this tournament virtually.  

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“The grammar and middle school students and coaches look forward to this tournament every year and work incredibly hard to prepare,’’ said Sagendorf. “We are excited to have the ability to offer this virtually. I anticipate this tournament being one of our best ones yet!” 

For more information on the rules, regulations, and schedule of the tournament, please go here.

Since there are no team entries, each student must complete the online Google Form Registration sheet by May 4, 2020. The link to the form can be accessed here.

Students must record a video presentation of their selection and send it to by May 11, 2020. Information on how to upload and submit performances can be found on the online registration form. If there are any technological issues and/or questions, contact Mr. Cierpial

For all other questions, please contact either Dr. Reagan or Mr. Sagendorf