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|