"The mind is a wonderful
thing. It starts working the minute you're born and never stops
working until you get up to speak in public." - Groucho Marx
Forensics is offered as a honors credit
class, and has an after school club.
No, we aren't the kind of Forensics
you see on CSI, we don't cut up dead bodies, not even close.
Forensics is actually a competitive public speaking and debate
team. If you are good at being dramatic or funny and enjoy the
spotlight, then this is the club for you! Members learn the art of
public speaking, how to think critically, and how articulate their
ideas, all while having fun!
Areas of competition include:
Prose, Duo, Declamation, After Dinner,
Debate (Public Forum, Lincoln Douglass, Student Congress) Original
Oratory, Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Sales, Poetry.
For effective public speaking, remember
the "SPEAK" acronym:
S = Simplify your material
P = Prepare & Practice
E = Enthusiasm
A = Anxiety - channel it
K = Knowledge of your subject