Forensics is a competitive
activity that starts at the end of winter and follows through until spring. Basically, this is a speaking competition with
the following categories included: solo acting, prose, farrago, impromptu,
group interpretation, play-acting, poetry, demonstration, extemporaneous,
4-minute speech, moment in history, oratory, public address, radio speaking,
special occasion, and storytelling.
Once you pick a piece, it is
up to you to practice. A majority of the
practicing is done on your own, however, there are individual practices required
to be done with the coach.
There are three major
competitions. Sub-district is the first
one which is held in February. Anyone
who makes it through that competition goes on to District in Stevens Point in
March. Anyone who makes it through that
competition goes on to State in Madison, which is held in April.
The extent of the benefits
of going out for Forensics depends on how much you put into it. It will help you get better at speaking in
front of people.
So, if you're interested in
speaking, drama, or competing, join Forensics; it's a lot of fun.