Forensics Team Information

Forensics is the art or study of public discussion and argumentation.  Westminster’s forensics program is devoted to developing students whose clear thinking and effective communication skills will benefit others and glorify God.  The Forensics Team has two components: individual events (IE) and debate.  The IE team is coached by Paul Owen and the debate team is coached by Craig Johnson.  Both are members of the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association (GFCA) and the National Forensic League (NFL).

National Forensic League (NFL) Membership

Westminster is an affiliate member in the National Forensic League (NFL). Founded in 1925, the NFL is a speech honorary society which is represented in 2,700 schools nationwide. The league sponsors awards based upon participation and success in speech and debate events. These awards are placed on transcripts sent to colleges and are recognized at the Honors Day assembly each year.

In the fall of 2008, Westminster earned the NFL Leading Chapter Award in the Georgia Southern Peach District. Out of over 2,900 member schools nationwide, Westminster was one of only 104 to be recognized in this manner. Over the past 14 years Westminster students have accumulated 308 degrees in the NFL.