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What is Forensics?

We’re not talkin’ about forensic science… we’re talkin’ about competitive speech! Joining the STM Forensics team presents an opportunity to boost your public speaking skills and confidence, gain experience acting and speaking, and improve communication skills at a competitive level. Students have the creative control to select a category, write or choose a piece within that category, and rehearse and compete with that piece for the entire season. With 20 versatile speech categories to choose from, there is something to appeal to anyone and everyone at STM!

What is the commitment?

  • One 20-minute, one-on-one rehearsal per week with coach
  • Independent rehearsal two-three times per week is expected
  • Saturday tournaments consisting of three “rounds” before a judge and fellow speakers in the category. There are about five of these which occur between the months of January and March.
  • Team meetings as necessary

The tournament season does not begin until second semester; however, team meetings and rehearsals begin in the beginning of November.

What are the categories?

  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Storytelling
  • Special Occasion
  • Solo Acting Serious
  • Solo Acting Humorous
  • Radio Announcing
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Play Acting
  • Oratory
  • Moments in History
  • Group Interpretive Reading
  • Four Minute Speaking
  • Farrago
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Demonstration
Interested in joining Forensics?

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St. Thomas More High School
2601 East Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: (414) 481-8370
Fax: (414) 481-3382
Email: [email protected]

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