St. Gabriel Catholic Parish School has a middle school forensics team with a long tradition of award winning seasons. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are eligible to participate. The forensics season begins in December when students choose their pieces and begin to practice. Practice continues throughout the season as meets begin in February and continue through the end of March. St. Gabriel School is a member of the Middle Level Forensics Association of Wisconsin.
What is forensics?
Forensics is an extracurricular activity that gives middle school students the opportunity to have fun while developing their speaking, oral reading, and acting skills. The forensics team travels to other schools in the area to compete in a variety of public speaking categories. Some categories involve memorization while others allow students to read from a script. Material can be dramatic, persuasive, humorous, or informative in nature. Participants can choose their own material or use a selection already prepared. Competitions are held on occasional weeknights and Saturdays, and are evaluated by trained judges following established criteria.
Team members may enter in one of the following categories:
|Demonstration||Moments in History||Prose|
|Group Acting||News Reporting||Solo Acting Humorous|
|Group Interpretation||Non-Original Oratory||Solo Acting Serious|
|Impromptu Speaking||Persuasive Speaking||Special Events|
|Informative Speaking||Group Impromptu Speaking||Farrago|