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  Welcome to CR North Speech & Debate Team's Page




Multiple National Qualifiers!


Debate, or forensics, is a highly sophisticated communicative skill, especially useful to students planning to enter professions such as law, teaching, broadcasting, the ministry, theater, etc. where public speaking is required. Membership is open to all students in grades 9–12. New members are always welcome; no experience is necessary.  

CR North’s Debate team competes in the Southeastern PA Debate League, which is comprised of both Bucks and Montgomery county schools. We also compete in various National and Catholic League Tournaments. Members of the team may choose between debate and speech events.

There are four forms of debate to choose from: Policy, Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, and Speech – with Speech having three separate sub-categories. Tournaments are held mostly on Wednesdays and on various weekends, which is dependent upon NFL or NCFL dates. Tournaments are currently being held virtually for the safety of all participants.   Practices are regularly scheduled for Tuesdays evenings and are currently being held virtually.  The season runs September - June.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Briski at     We also have a team Canvas Page with much more information.  Members of the team will have access.   Coaches Mr. Briski- Room 265W Ms. James - Room 373 W Mr. Laitman Ms. Zubler       Please see the calendar for all mandatory practices, tournaments, and bus times     National Forensics League Site Here you will find descriptions of events, resolutions and other valuable resources   Clearance Info:  

In light of the numerous and recent changes to legislation, namely Act 153 of 2014, in relation to volunteers obtaining and renewing clearances, our district has developed new protocols.  All updated information can be found on the following district website:


Who is required to obtain Clearances?

  1. All volunteers are required to obtain clearances. “Volunteer” is defined as an adult in an unpaid volunteer position who is responsible for the welfare of a child or who has direct contact with children. Direct contact shall mean care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children. Any adult who is individually responsible for the children’s welfare, directly caring for, supervising, guiding or controlling the children are required to obtain clearances. Any volunteer who is present and working with students one or more times per week will be presumed to be a volunteer and must obtain clearances.


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