Forensics


Objective

Open to students in 6th - 8th grade, forensics builds self-confidence and oral competency by developing and practicing fundamental public speaking skills in a fun, creative way!

Overview

With the help of their coach, team members prepare an oral presentation from one of seventeen different categories including Prose, Poetry, Storytelling, NewsReporting, Solo Acting and Group Acting, and Demonstration. These selections are then performed at scheduled tournaments and festivals where students are evaluated according to individual category standards.

We compete in about 4-5 meets a season. Students/Groups earn an individual score. With a qualifying seasonal score you can even attend a state competition! Students/Groups with the highest overall scores can earn medals and/or trophies. Schools whose team has the highest overall score also can earn a trophy. 

In 2017, St. Mary took 4th grade at the Elmwood Chess Tournament and earned a trophy.  Great job!

Forensics

Volunteers Needed:

We need parents to be judges at the meets.  For every five entries we have we need to provide a judge.  There is a cost for every judge we are not able to provide.  Please consider this opportunity.  Training will be provided for anyone interested in being a judge.  Please contact one of the Activity Leaders if you are interested or have any other questions. 


Links
Middle Level Forensics Assoc.

 

Activity Leaders
Kris Kuchenbecker and Allison Meuler

Grades
6th - 8th

Date/Time
Mondays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
January - March
First Meeting:  Monday, January 4

Location
Room 113 - Ms. Meuler's Room

Meets
Fridays or Saturdays in February and March