Your child is invited to participate in the WHSFA Middle Level Forensics Program.
What is forensics? Forensics may be described as “the art of communicating.” Forensic competitions allow students to write and present a type of speech or interpret a form of literature (poetry, prose, drama, etc.). Forensics not only helps to build good speaking skills; it provides an opportunity for students to prepare and present in front of a group, build self-confidence and poise, and meet students from other schools.
On the day of a competition, students perform for three different judges at three different times. The judges award letter grades for the performances, and an average of the three grades is determined. Students who receive an average of “A” or “A-” advance to the final festival. There are no limits to the number of “A’s” that may be given as scores.
The festivals will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last until approximately 7:00 p.m. The sessions are at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided for the students for both festivals. Parents are encouraged to come and watch their children.