1960's High School academic club: what does "NFL" represent? [closed]

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Hi, on a profile I'm working on I see that the person was a member of "NFL" in high school in the 1960's.  I don't know what this acronym stands for.  Anyone remember what this represents?  I'm assuming National something F L.
WikiTree profile: Sally Sanders
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With regards to an Academic Club, it is most likely for the National Forensic League (now the National Speech and Debate Association), which is the speech and debate society. Founded in 1925, changed name in 2014.

See: NSDA History and https://web.archive.org/web/20141020125923/http://www.speechanddebate.org/aspx/documents/newsDetail.aspx?newsid=115&navid=&pnavid=

by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (561k points)
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Thanks Steve, I'm sure that's it - she was also a member of the debate team.
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What country are we talking about please?
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
This was United States, apparently.
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I think that it may have involved debates. The acronym  NFL stood for National Forensics League. They changed their name in 2014 to the National Speech and Debate Association. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Speech_and_Debate_Association

by Ron Raymer G2G6 Mach 4 (49.0k points)

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