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Forensics

Nick Sirek - 715-852-5017

If you’re interested in signing up for the 2020-2021 DMS Forensic season please email Mr. Sirek at nsirek@ecasd.us.
 

Participation in forensics will help improve student’s communication skills, could improve grades and will introduce students to new friends.  It encourages speaking to audiences, rewards for participation in speech activities and offers recognition for communication achievements.  Students present material to be judged three times during a forensics meet.  They attend an invitational as well as a state qualifying and state level meet.  Topics range from speech, to interpretive pieces such as poetry, prose, storytelling, solo and group acting, and group topics.  They have the opportunity to earn a forensics medal through their performance and meet attendance.  The season ends with a parent night and medal award ceremony.

2020-2021 Season Update:
All festivals will be done virtually. Coaches will help students record their presentations and get them uploaded to the secure festival website.
 
Forensic Categories:

Public Speaking – speeches that you write
Demonstration speech
Eight-Minute Persuasive speech
Extemporaneous speech
Four-Minute Informative speech
Special Occasion speech
Moments in History

Performance of Literature – someone else’s work that you read
Poetry Reading
Prose Reading
Non-Original Oratory
Play Acting (group of 2-7 people)
Readers Theatre (group of 2-7 people)
Solo Acting
Storytelling