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Debate and Speech

2023-2024 Membership Forms

Updated August 28, 2023.

The Maine Forensic Association is a statewide organization that oversees speech and debate competition throughout Maine. The group is recognized by the National Speech and Debate AssociationNational Catholic Forensic League, and Maine Principals’ Association. MFA membership is open to all Maine high schools for participation in the regular MFA season. It is not required for participation in the State Tournament.

What’s the difference? Here’s a quick comparison of the three forms of membership.

Team Dues

Maine Forensic Association$100 ($75 before Dec 1)
National Speech and Debate Association*Starting at $149
National Catholic Forensic League$75 (late charge applied weekly starting Dec 5, 2022)

*Upon earning 25 competition points, coaches and students may also pay a one-time $20 membership fee into the National Speech and Debate Association honor society.

National Speech and Debate Association District Committee 2023-2025

District ChairD’Arcy Robinson,
Poland Regional HS
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Committee MemberLyndsy Denk,
Falmouth HS
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Committee MemberEllen Parent,
Falmouth HS
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Committee MemberMatt Leland,
Bangor HS
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Committee MemberNyssa Gatcombe,
Yarmouth HS
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National Catholic Forensic League

To join the Portland (Maine) Diocese of the National Catholic Forensic League, contact the local director.

DirectorD’Arcy Robinson,
Poland Regional HS
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