***Forensics is a communication organization associated with the WisconsinHigh School Forensics Association and includes the following categories:
Demonstration Speaking – Prepare a speech to explain how to do something or how something works.
Extemporaneous Speaking - Prepare a speech on a question drawn a half an hour before contest begins.
Farrago - Present selected material on one theme from a variety of genre (poetry, essays, stories, etc.).
Four Minute Speaking - Present a 4 minute speech on a significant issue using one notecard.
Group Interpretive Reading - Present a literary script in such a manner that the audience imagines
action being described rather than witnessing it being performed (2 - 5 people).
Moments in History - Present a speech on a historical topic given by WHSFA.
Oratory - Present a persuasive speech on a significant topic.
Play Acting - Present a scene or cutting from a play by a group of 2 to 5 people.
Poetry Reading - Present a poem or a group of poems centering on a specific theme or emotion.
Prose Reading - Present a piece of fiction or nonfiction literature centering on a theme or emotion.
Public Address - Prepare a well-informed speech which is directly responsive to a question about an issue provided by WHSFA.
Radio Speaking - Present a well-organized, clearly communicated newscast based on information provided one half an hour before contest begins.
Solo Acting - Present a cutting from a serious or humorous drama.
Special Occasion Speech - Prepare an appropriate presentation which responds to the constraints of the occasion given by WHSFA.
Storytelling - Memorize and be prepared to present 5 different stories on the themes provided by WHSFA.
**Forensics participants compete in the conference meet and may become eligible to compete at the sub-district, district, and state levels.
**The forensics season usually begins in early December and the meets take place in February and March with the state competition in April. Participation on this team usually does not interfere with other team or organizational commitments.
**If you are interested in being a part of this team, please contact the advisor, Mrs. Brossard, in room 212 at the high school or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.