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The La Salle Forum is the Speech and Debate or "Forensics" team at La Salle College High School. This page has been created as a resource for members, coaches, alumni, parents, and friends of the team.

Bro. Kevin Dalmasse, FSC forum fund

The Brother Kevin M. Dalmasse, FSC Forum Fund provides funds to support the Speech and Debate Team at La Salle College High School and supplement the team’s budget.

These funds are primarily intended to help offset costs for students who travel to national speech and debate tournaments, especially the National Catholic Forensics League Finals and the National Speech & Debate Association Finals. The fund also provides additional financial assistance for costs to students on the Speech and Debate Team demonstrating need.

The purpose of the fund is not to replace the funds provided by La Salle, but to supplement these funds. La Salle anticipates that it will continue to fund the Speech and Debate team at a level consistent with its current funding and to increase this funding over time in proportion with other extra-curricular activities, provided that student interest remains consistent.

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To learn more about The Brother Kevin M. Dalmasse, FSC Forum Fund, please contact: Jon Allison, Major Gifts Officer, by phone (215-402-4813) or by email.

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Recent Achievements

NSDA National Debate School of Excellence
2014 & 2009

NSDA National Top 14
11 Students Since 2004

NSDA Academic All-Americans
6 All-America Students in 2013-14
2 All-American Students in 2012-13

NSDA Valley Forge District Sweepstakes
Top Overall Speech & Debate School in 2015, 2014 & 2009
Top Debate School in 2015, 2014 & 2013

NCFL National Debate School of Excellence2015, 2014, 2013, 2009, & 2008

NCFL National Champions
2010 - Policy Debate

NCFL National Top 10
17 Students Since 2004

PCFL Overall Speech & Debate Team Champions
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, & 2007

PCFL Overall Debate Team Champions
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, & 2007

PCFL City Champions
29 Students Since 2004

PHSSL State Champions
12 State Champion Students Since 2004
(17 Runner-Up Students Since 2004)

PHSSL State Top 10
61 Students Since 2004

PHSSL State District #11 Overall School Seepstakes
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010,
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, & 2005

Speech & Debate History

In the last 10 years, the team has been recognized with eight (8) Debate School of Excellence Awards - twice by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) in 2009 and 2014 and four times by the National Catholic Forensics League (NCFL) in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2009, and 2008. The La Salle Forum won the Philadelphia Catholic Forensics League (PCFL) Overall Speech and Debate School Championship most recently in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2007 as well as the PCFL Overall Debate School Championship for the last 13 consecutive years (2003-2015).

La Salle College High School has a long and storied history of speech and debate activities. The current team, nicknamed "The La Salle Forum", was granted a School Charter in 1979 by the National Forensics League -- the national high school speech and debate honors society. Since then, the team has had six (6) National Champions, thirty (30) State Champions, seventy-three (73) City Champions and numerous other national, state, and local awardees.

Team Awards and Honors

National Speech and Debate Association
National School of Excellence Award in Debate

This award is presented based on a school's overall performance across the debate events
at the Nationals Finals. It is awarded annually to the top 20 schools nationally.

2014 & 2009

National School of Excellence Award in Debate

This award is presented based on a school's overall performance across the debate events
at the NCFL National Finals. It is awarded annually to the top 5 schools at NCFL Nationals.

2015, 2014, 2013, 2009, & 2008

National Speech and Debate Association
Valley Forge District Overall Team Sweepstakes
This award is presented to the Eastern Pennsylvania school with the greatest overall performance
across both the speech and debate events at the Valley Forge District Tournament.

2015, 2014, 2009, 1997, 1992, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

National Speech and Debate Association
Valley Forge District Debate Team Sweepstakes
This award is presented to the Eastern Pennsylvania school with the greatest
overall performance across the debate events at the Valley Forge District Tournament.

2015, 2014, & 2013


Overall Speech and Debate Team Sweepstakes

(This award is presented to the Philadelphia-area school with the
greatest overall performance across both speech and debate events)

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2007, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1987, 1985, & 1984

Philadelphia Catholic Forensics League
Overall Debate Team Sweepstakes
(This award is presented to the Philadelphia-area school with the
greatest overall performance across the debate events)

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2002, 1999, 1998,

1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, & 1982

Pennsylvania High School Speech League (PHSSL)
PHSSL State District #11 School Championship
(This award is presented to the PHSSL State District #11 school with the greatest
overall performance across the speech and debate events at the District Tournament)

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1992, 1983

NSDA National Champions and Awardees

National Speech & Debate Association - National Champions

1st Place1980Policy DebatePaul Kollmer '81 & John Schmitt '80


National Speech & Debate Association - National Top 147

2nd Place1991Original OratoryJ. Christopher Paul '94
3rd Place1981Policy DebateArnold Foley '81 & Paul Kollmer '81
3rd Place1982Extemporaneous SpeakingJame Basile '82
3rd Place1994Original OratoryGabriel Bevilaqua '94
3rd Place2014Policy DebateAndrew Durkin '14 & Kevin Gay '14
4th Place1987Lincoln Douglas DebateMichael Tidd '88
5th Place1987Extemporaneous SpeakingMichael Tidd '88
5th Place2015Policy DebateJack Grogan '15 & Conor Hogan '15
7th Place2014Lincoln Douglas DebateDaniel Spinelli '14
7th Place2008Policy DebateTerence McCarrick '08 & John Sperger '08
8th Place1985Policy DebateMichael Hansen '86 & Peter Lyons '86
8th Place2010Policy DebateBrian Higgins '10 & Gregory Porter '10
9th Place1983Extemporaneous SpeakingMitchell Gruner '83
10th Place1994Original OratoryJ. Christopher Paul '94
11th Place2007Policy DebateMichael McCabe '08 & Terence McCarrick '08
12th Place1998Congressional DebateVincenzo LaRuffa '98
12th Place1993Original OratoryGabriel Bevilaqua '94
Top 122007PoetryAntoine Albert '08
13th Place1985Policy DebateArthur Burke '85 & Mark Syms '85
13th Place2000Policy DebateMichael McCann '00 & William Phelan '00
14th Place2006Policy DebateMichael McCabe '08 & Terence McCarrick '08
14th Place2009Lincoln Douglas DebateSean Janda '10


National Speech & Debate Association - National Award Winners

Top 242006Dramatic Interpretation of LiteratureAntoine Albert '08
Top 242007Dramatic Interpretation of LiteratureAntoine Albert '08
Top 242007Congressional DebateEvan Regan-Levine '07
Top 242009Congressional DebateFrank Necrasz '09
Top 482009Congressional DebateJonathon Wilt '09
Top 482010Congressional DebateSean Janda '10
Top 601992Original OratoryGabriel Bevilaqua '94
Top 601997Original OratoryVincenzo LaRuffa '98
Top 602004Lincoln Douglas DebateJoseph McPeak '04
Top 602010Impromptu SpeakingSean Janda '10
Top 602012Policy DebateRobert Gormisky '13 & Daniel Spinelli '14
Top 602013Policy DebateAndrew Durkin '14 & Kevin Gay '14

Awardees from 1977 through 1994 ais being compiled through review of hard copies of The Rostrum since results are not online for those years.

If you know of more National Speech and Debate Association (formerly known as the National Forensics League) Champions and Awardees to be added to this list, please email Ray Shay (shayr@lschs.org) with Event, Year, Name, and Class Year.

NCFL National Champions and Awardees

NCFL National Champions

2010Policy DebateNational ChampionsJames Benischeck '10 & Joshua Thorn '10
1984Lincoln-Douglas DebateNational ChampionCarl Waldspurger '84
1979Lincoln-Douglas DebateNational ChampionArnold Foley '81


NCFL National Top 10

2014Lincoln-Douglas Debate3rd PlaceDaniel Spinelli '14
2014Policy Debate3rd PlaceJack Grogan '15 & Conor Hogan '15
2014Policy Debate4th PlaceAndrew Durkin '14 & Kevin Gay '14
2014Policy Debate9th PlaceJohn Curran '15 & Nicholas Petaccio '16
2013Lincoln-Douglas Debate4th PlaceRobert Gormisky '13
2009Lincoln-Douglas Debate8th PlaceSean Janda '10
2008Policy Debate2nd PlaceTerence McCarrick '08 & John Sperger '08
2008Dramatic Interpretation of Literature9th PlaceAntoine Albert '08
2006Oral Interpretation of Literature8th PlaceAntoine Albert '08
1997Lincoln-Douglas Debate3rd PlaceStephen McElroy '97
1994Original Oratory5th PlaceGabriel Bevilaqua '94
1994Original Oratory6th PlaceJ. Christopher Paul '94
1993Original Oratory2nd PlaceGabriel Bevilaqua '94
1991Original Oratory3rd PlaceJ. Christopher Paul '94
1988Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd PlaceMichael Tidd '88
1979Lincoln-Douglas Debate2nd PlaceJack Funchion '79

NCFL National Awardees

2014Oral Interpretation of LiteratureOctofinalists (Top 48)Timothy McAuliffe '14
2014Original OratoryOctofinalists (Top 48)Connor Williams '15
2013Lincoln Douglas DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Conor Lavelle '13
2013Policy Debate Double-Octofinalists (Top 32)Jack Grogan '15 & Conor Hogan '15
2013Oral Interpretation of LiteratureOctofinalists (Top 48)Timothy McAuliffe '14
2012Congressional DebateSemifinalist (Top 48)Joseph Heidt '13
2012Oral Interpretation of LiteratureQuarterfinalist (13th Place)Timothy McAuliffe '14
2011Policy DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Daniel O'Brien '12 & Kevin Gay '14
2011Public Forum DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Robert Gormisky '13 & Colin Malone '11
2010Policy DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Brian Higgins '10 & Gregory Porter '10
2009Lincoln-Douglas DebateOctofinalists (Top 16)William Marble '11
2009Public Forum DebateOctofinalists (Top 16)Nicholas Frazzette '11 & Frank Necrasz '09
2008Lincoln Douglas DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Sean Janda '10
2008Public Forum DebateOctofinalists (Top 16)John DiIulio '09 & J.C. Wilt '09
2008Dramatic Interpretation of LiteratureSemifinalist (Top 12)Antoine Albert '08
2007Policy DebateOctofinalists (Top 16)Michael McCabe '08 & T.J. McCarrick '08
2007Policy DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Michael Rajnherc'08 & John Sperger '08
2006Oral Interpretation of LiteratureSemifinalist (Top 12)Antoine Albert '08
2005Policy DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Brett Fisher '06 & Joseph Manero '06
2004Lincoln-Douglas DebateDouble-Octofinalists (Top 32)Joseph McPeak '04
2003Lincoln-Douglas DebateOctofinalists (Top 16)Clayton Keir '03
1994Oratorical DeclamationOctofinalist (Top 48)Michael Gir&o '96
1993Dramatic Interpretation of LiteratureQuarterfinalist (Top 24)Jonathan DiIenno '93
1993Oratorical Declamation Peter Eisenhower '95
1992Original OratoryQuarterfinalist (Top 24)Gabriel Bevilaqua '94
1992Original OratoryOctofinalist (Top 48)J. Christopher Paul '94
1991Dramatic Interpretation of LiteratureOctofinalist (Top 48)Frederick Dini '91

If you know of more NCFL Champions & Awardees to be added to this list, please email Ray Shay (shayr@lschs.org) with Event, Year, Name, and Class Year.

PHSSL State Champions and Awardees

PHSSL State Champions

2015Policy DebateChampionsJack Grogan '15 & Conor Hogan '15
2013Policy DebateChampionsJack Grogan '15 & Conor Hogan '15
2008Policy DebateChampionsT.J. McCarrick '08 & John Sperger '08
2008Lincoln Douglas DebateChampionSean Janda '10
2006Oral Interpretation of LiteratureChampionAntoine Albert ‘08
2005Novice Policy DebateChampionMichael McCabe ’08 & T.J. McCarrick ’08
2003Policy DebateChampionsMatthew Pace ‘03 & Jonathon Veit ’03
2003Lincoln Douglas DebateChampionClayton Keir ‘03
2000Policy DebateChampionsMichael McCann ’00 & William Phelan ‘00
1998Lincoln Douglas DebateChampionPaul Kahan ‘98
1995Policy DebateChampionsSteffan Schulz ‘95 & C. Sean Slotterback ‘95
1993Impromptu SpeakingChampionJoseph Golderer '96
1991Persuasive SpeakingChampionJ. Christopher Paul ‘94
1988Extemporaneous SpeakingChampionMichael Tidd ‘88
1987Extemporaneous SpeakingChampionMichael Tidd ‘88
1986Policy DebateChampions
1984Lincoln Douglas DebateChampionCarl Waldspurger '84
1981Policy DebateChampionsArnold Foley '81 & Paul Kollmer '81
1980Policy DebateChampionsPaul Kollmer ’81 & John Schmitt ‘80
1979Policy DebateChampions


PHSSL State Runner-Ups

2014Policy Debate2nd PlaceAndrew Durkin '14 & Kevin Gay '14
2013Lincoln Douglas Debate2nd PlaceRobert Gormisky '13
2012Parliamentary Debate2nd PlaceJoseph Vasoli ‘12, Jack Grogan ’15, & Matthew Coughlin ’15
2010Policy Debate2nd PlaceBrian Higgins ’10 & Gregory Porter ‘10
2010Lincoln Douglas Debate2nd PlaceSean Janda '10
2008Duo Interpretation2nd PlaceAntoine Albert ’08 & Patrick Dohony ‘09
2007Policy Debate2nd PlaceMichael Rahnjerc ’08 & John Sperger ‘08
2006Policy Debate2nd PlaceMichael McCabe ’08 & T.J. McCarrick ’08
2006Novice Policy Debate2nd PlaceMichael Rahnjerc ’08 & John Sperger ‘08


MORE PHSSL AWARDEES ARE BEING COMPILED

If you know of more PHSSL State Runner-Ups to be added to this list, please email Ray Shay (shayr@lschs.org) with Event, Year, Name, and Class Year.

PHSSL State Awardees - Top 12

2014Lincoln-Douglas DebateSemifinalist (3rd Place)Daniel Spinelli '14
2014Policy DebateSemifinalists (3rd Place)Jack Grogan '15 and Conor Hogan '15
2014Persuasive SpeakingFinalist (5th Place)Connor Williams '15
2014Persuasive SpeakingFinalist (6th Place)Timothy McAuliffe '14
2014Lincoln-Douglas DebateQuarterfinalist (8th Place)Jeremy Puntel '15
2014Congressional DebateFinalsit (Top 12)Matthew Schargel '15
2013Policy DebateSemifinalists (3rd Place)Andrew Durkin '14 and Colin Hoffman '15
2013Lincoln-Douglas DebateQuarterfinalist (5th Place)Daniel Spinelli '14
2013Extemporaneous CommentarySemifinalist (11th Place)Arthur Bailin '13
2012Radio AnnouncingFinalist (3rd Place)Daniel Spinelli '14
2012Public Forum DebateQuarterfinalists (6th Place)William Toner ‘12 and Frank Worthington ’12
2012Duo Interpretation of LiteratureSemifinalists (8th Place)James Princivalle ’13 and David Del Grasso ’15
2012Extemporaneous CommentarySemifinalist (9th Place)Reid Worster '14
2010Policy DebateQuarterfinalists (5th Place)James Benischeck '10 and Josh Thorn '10
2009Policy DebateSemifinalists (3rd Place)James Benischeck '10 and Josh Thorn '10
2009Policy DebateSemifinalists (4th Place)Brian Higgins ’10 and Gregory Porter ‘10
2009Lincoln-Douglas DebateQuarterfinalist (5th Place)Sean Janda '10
2009Duo Interpretation of LiteratureSemifinalists (11th Place)Sam Hyder '11 and Dan Clark '11
2008Policy DebateQuarterfinalists (5th Place)James Benischeck '10 and Josh Thorn '10
2008Extemporaneous Commentary7th PlaceJ.C. Wilt '09
2008Humorous Interpretation of Literature10th PlaceEric Stone '11


MORE PHSSL AWARDEES ARE BEING COMPILED

If you know of more PHSSL State Tournament Awardees to be added to this list, please email Ray Shay (shayr@lschs.org) with Event, Year, Name, and Class Year.

NSDA All-Americans

National Speech & Debate Association
Academic All Americans

The NSDA Academic All American award recognizes students who have:

  • Earned the degree of Superior Distinction (750 points)
  • Earned a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Received an ACT score of 27 or higher, or SAT combined score of 2000 or higher
  • Completed at least 5 semesters of high school
  • Demonstrated outstanding character and leadership

2013-14 NSDA Academic All Americans

  • Kevin Gay '14
  • John "Jack" Grogan '15
  • Conor Hogan '15
  • Andrew Durkin '14
  • Timothy McAuliffe '15
  • Daniel Spinelli '14

2012-13 NSDA Academic All Americans

  • Robert Gormisky '13
  • Daniel Spinelli '14

NSDA National Qualifiers and Valley Forge District Champions

National Speech & Debate Association
National Qualifiers and Valley Forge District Champions

2015Policy DebateJack Grogan '15 & Conor Hogan '15District Champions
2015Policy DebateJohn Curran '15 & Nick Petaccio '16
2015Public Forum DebateMatt Coughlin '15 & Eric Kindelan '15
2014Congressional Debate - HouseJack Grogan '15District Champion
2014Policy DebateAndrew Durkin '14 and Kevin Gay '14
2014Lincoln Douglas DebateDaniel Spinelli ‘14
2013Policy DebateAndrew Durkin '14 and Kevin Gay '14District Champions
2013Lincoln Douglas DebateConor Lavelle '13
2012Policy DebateRobert Gormisky ’13 and Daniel Spinelli ‘14District Champions
2010Policy DebateJames Benischeck ’10 and Joshua Thorn ‘10District Champions
2010Policy DebateBrian Higgins '10 and Gregory Porter '10
2010Congressional Debate - SenateSean Janda '10District Champion
2009Policy DebateJames Benischeck ’10 and Joshua Thorn ‘10District Champion
2009Policy DebateBrian Higgins '10 and Gregory Porter '10
2009Lincoln Douglas DebateSean Janda '10
2009Congressional Debate - SenateFrank Necrasz '09
2009Congressional Debate - HouseJonathon Wilt '09District Champion
2008Policy DebateTerence McCarrick '08 and John Sperger '08District Champion
2007Congressional DebateEvan Regan-Levine '07
2007Dramatic Interpretation of LiteratureAntoine Albert '08
2006Policy DebateMichael McCabe '08 and Terence McCarrick '08District Champions
2006Lincoln Douglas DebateJohn DiIulio '08
2006Dramatic InterpretationAntoine Albert '08
2004Lincoln Douglas DebateJoseph McPeak '04
2003Lincoln Douglas DebateClayton Keir ‘03
2003Congressional DebatePaul Gormisky ‘03
2002Lincoln Douglas DebateClayton Keir ‘03
2002Original OratoryMatthew Clay '04
2001Humorous Interpretation of LiteratureMichael McNamara '02
2000Policy DebateMichael McCann ‘00 and William Phelan ‘00
1999Policy DebateMichael McCann ‘00 and William Phelan ‘00
1999Congressional DebateRyan Fagan '00
1998Congressional DebateVincenzo La Ruffa '98
1997Lincoln-Douglas DebateStephen McElroy ‘97
1997Congressional DebateMatthew Fineberg ‘97
1997Extemporaneous SpeakingJames Palmieri ‘98
1997Extemporaneous SpeakingStephen McElroy ‘97
1997Original OratoryVincenzo LaRuffa ‘98
1996Extemporaneous SpeakingJohn Eckert ‘96
1994Congressional DebateMichael Tantala '94
1994Original OratoryGabriel Bevilaqua ‘94
1994Original OratoryJ. Christopher Paul ‘94
1993Lincoln-Douglas DebatePaul Halczenko '93
1993Congressional DebateJ. Christopher Paul ‘94
1993Original OratoryGabriel Bevilaqua ‘94
1993Dramatic PerformanceJonathan DiIenno '93
1992Policy DebateJohn Bodden '92 and James Modzelewski '92
1992Lincoln Douglas DebatePaul Halczenko '93
1992Extemporaneopus speaking - United StatesDavid Rafferty '93
1992Original OratoryGabriel Bevilaqua ‘94
1992Dramatic InterpretationJohn Chambers '94
1991Original OratoryJ. Christopher Paul '94
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1988Info Needed
1987Lincoln-Douglas DebateMichael Tidd '88
1987Extemporaneous SpeakingMichael Tidd '88
1987Original OratoryRobert Farace '87
1986Policy DebateMichael Hansen '86 & Peter Lyons '86
1986Extemporaneous SpeakingMichael Hansen '86
1985Policy DebateArthur Burke '85 and Mark Syms '85
1985Policy DebateMichael Hansen '86 & Peter Lyons '86
1985Lincoln-Douglas DebateJeffrey Clarke '85
1985Extemporaneous Speaking - ForeignJeffrey Clarke '85
1985Extemporaneous Speaking - DomesticArthur Burke '85
1984Policy DebateArthur Burke '85 and Mark Syms '85
1984Lincoln-Douglas DebateJeffrey Clarke '85
1984Lincoln-Douglas DebateCarl Waldspurger '84
1984Congressional Debate - SenateMatthew Bradley '84
1984Extemporaneous SpeakingJeffrey Clarke '85
1983Extemporaneous SpeakingMitchell Gruner '83
1983Original OratoryStephen Andrasko '83
1982Lincoln-Douglas DebateTimothy Campbell '82
1982Extemporaneous SpeakingJames Basile '82
1982Extemporaneous SpeakingTimothy Campbell '82
1982Original OratoryFrancis Gannon '82
1981Policy DebateArnold Foley '81 and Paul Kollmer '81
1981Policy DebateDavid Reardon '82 and Brian Schmitt '81
1981Lincoln-Douglas DebateJames Basile '82
1981Congressional Debate - SenateTimothy Campbell '82
1981Congressional Debate - SenateRobert Gillespie '81
1981Extemporaneous SpeakingPaul Kollmer '81
1980Policy DebatePaul Kollmer '81 and John Schmitt '80
1980Congressional DebateJohn Funchion '80
1980Congressional DebateRobert Gillespie '81
1980Extemporaneous SpeakingJohn Schmitt '80
1980Original OratoryHubert McGinley '81
1979Policy DebatePaul Kollmer '81 and John Schmitt '80

If you know of more NFL Qualifiers and District Champions to be added to this list, please email Ray Shay (shayr@lschs.org) with Event, Year, Name, and Class Year.

PCFL City Champions

PCFL City Champions

2014Policy DebateJack Grogan '15 & Conor Hogan '15
2013Policy DebateAndrew Durkin '14 & Kevin Gay '14
2013Lincoln-Douglas DebateRobert Gormisky '13
2013Public Forum DebateMatthew Coughlin '15 & Jeremy Puntel '15
2013Oral Interpretation of LiteratureTimothy McAuliffe '14
2012Lincoln-Douglas DebateRobert Gormisky ‘13
2011Public Forum DebateNicholas Frazzette ’11 & William Toner ‘12
2010Policy DebateJames Benischeck ’10 & Joshua Thorn ‘10
2010Public Forum DebateSean Janda ’10 & Frank Worthington ‘12
2009Policy DebateJames Benischeck ’10 & Joshua Thorn ‘10
2009Lincoln-Douglas DebateSean Janda ‘10
2009Public Forum DebateNicholas Frazzette ’11 & Frank Necrasz ‘09
2008Policy DebateT.J. McCarrick ’08 & John Sperger ‘08
2007Policy DebateMichael McCabe ’08 & T.J. McCarrick ’08
2006Policy DebateMichael McCabe ’08 & T.J. McCarrick ’08
2003Policy DebateMatthew Pace ‘03 & Jonathon Veit ’03
2002Policy DebateMatthew Pace ‘03 & Jonathon Veit ’03
2002Congressional DebateClayton Keir ‘03
2002Oral Interpretation of LiteratureJeremy Viray ‘02
1998DeclamationJonathan Payne '00
1997Lincoln-Douglas DebatePaul Kahan '98
1996Policy DebateBrian Egan ’96 & George Theirs ‘96
1996Lincoln-Douglas DebateStephen McElroy '96
1994Policy DebateSteffan Schulz ‘95 & C. Sean Slotterback ‘95
1994Original OratoryGabriel Bevilacqua ‘94
1993Policy DebateSean Duffy ’90 & Steffan Schultz ‘95
1993Dramatic PerformanceJonathan DiIenno '93
1992Extemporaneous SpeakingDavid Rafferty ‘93
1991Original OratoryJ. Christopher Paul ‘94
1991DeclamationGabriel Bevilacqua ‘94
1988Policy DebateJohn Bang ‘89 & Joseph McMahon ‘88
1988Lincoln-Douglas DebateRoy Waldspurger ‘88
1987Policy DebateRoy Waldspurger ’88 & Vincent Bruner '88
1987Original OratoryRobert Farrace ‘87
1987Extemporaneous SpeakingMichael Tidd ‘88
1986Extemporaneous SpeakingMichael Tidd ‘88
1985Policy DebateMark Syms ‘85 & Arthur Burke ‘85
1985DeclamationRobert Farrace ‘87
1984Lincoln-Douglas DebateCarl Waldspurger ‘84
1984Extemporaneous SpeakingTerrance Campbell ‘84
1983Policy DebateMark Gallagher ‘83 & Patrick Doran ‘83
1983Lincoln-Douglas DebateCarl Waldspurger ‘84
1982Congressional DebateMitchell Gruner '83
1982Extemporaneous SpeakingJames Basile '82
1981Policy DebateArnold Foley ’81 & Paul Kollmer ‘81
1981Congressional DebateHubert McGinley ‘81
1981Dramatic PerformanceMichael Adams ‘81
1980Policy DebatePaul Kollmer ‘81 & John Schmitt ‘80
1979Congressional DebateHubert McGinley ‘81
1979Original OratoryWilliam Janssen ‘79
1971DeclamationThomas Alberico ‘74

If you know of more PCFL Champions to be added to this list, please email Ray Shay (shayr@lschs.org) with Event, Year, Name, and Class Year.

The Brother Kevin M. Dalmasse, FSC Forum Fund provides funds to support the Speech and Debate Team at La Salle College High School and supplement the team’s budget. These funds are primarily intended to help offset costs for students who travel to national speech and debate tournaments, especially the National Catholic Forensics League Finals and the National Speech & Debate Association Finals. The fund also provides additional financial assistance for costs to students on the Speech and Debate Team demonstrating need. The purpose of the fund is not to replace the funds provided by La Salle, but to supplement these funds. La Salle anticipates that it will continue to fund the Speech and Debate team at a level consistent with its current funding and to increase this funding over time in proportion with other extra-curricular activities, provided that student interest remains consistent.

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