What is Forensics?
Forensics is an extra-curricular activity offered to students in 6th, 7th & 8th grade.The purpose of middle school forensics is to build self-confidence and oral competency by developing and practicing fundamental public speaking skills.
When is the Middle School Forensics Season?
Coaching typically begins in late November and competitions take place in February and March.
How Does Forensics Work?
With the help of their coach, team members prepare an oral presentation from one of 18 categories including Prose, Poetry, Storytelling, News Reporting, Solo Acting and Group Acting, Group Improvisation, and Demonstration. These selections are then performed at scheduled tournaments and festivals where students are evaluated according to individual category standards.Students then choose a category and begin the search for an appropriate selection to be used in competition during the tournament season.
When Does Competition Begin?
Competitions are hosted by MLFA schools during the weekends from late January through early March. These include MPS schools, as well as schools in neighboring school districts. The State MLFA Tournament takes place in mid-March.