Forensics 2018-2019

TEAM Meeting Agenda/Wearables -Order yours TODAY!

posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:53 PM by Theresa Mills   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 12:56 PM ]

Thursday, February 14

Agenda from the meeting is attached.

Attached, also, is the order form for PC4N6 wearables - sweatshirts and t-shirts and car decal. Orders are due no later than Wednesday, February 27.
Mock-up of sweatshirt/t-shirts and car decal are also attached.

Mackinac Island Invitation

posted Jan 28, 2019, 3:13 PM by Theresa Mills   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 4:20 AM ]

The invitation for the Mackinac Island tournament is here!!! It is attached. Note the deadlines.

Categories for competition this year are: [all of these are described in full detail on the invitation]
1. Mini-multiple (3 - 5 people)
2. Character Study (present one character from a play)
3. Duo Historical Infomercial
4. Duo Poetry
5. After Dinner Speaking
6. Impromptu Movie Quotes
7. POI - Program Oral Interpretation

Poetry Slam, too!

Parent Meeting

posted Jan 16, 2019, 4:10 PM by Theresa Mills

At the parent meeting held on Wednesday, January 16, the attached PowerPoint was presented. Please look it over as it is full of information pertaining to the season.

Also attached you will find a permission slip and a parent letter. Both need to be filled out and returned to me by Friday, February 8.

Meeting, Tuesday, January 15

posted Jan 15, 2019, 4:09 PM by Theresa Mills

At the TEAM meeting on Tuesday, January 15, we discussed sign-up sheets for tournaments, sweatshirt design, parent meeting, NSDA, and Mackinac tournament.
The agenda is attached.
Next TEAM meeting is on Tuesday, January 29. Meeting will begin at 2:50 PM.


Forensics Day

posted Jan 9, 2019, 4:23 AM by Theresa Mills

Is this week Saturday! Woot!

Here is the skinny -
Everyone bring a snack to share: chips and dip, chips and salsa, hummus, raw vegetables, granola bars, cookies, brownies, water bottles, juice boxes, etc. The TEAM will provide pizza for lunch at 12:30.

The morning will be filled with four different breakout sessions. Everyone will attend all four sessions on a rotating schedule. 

We will break at 12:30 for lunch where we will share a highlight from our forensics experience and a learning opportunity we have encountered.

At 1:30 there will be time to work. Angela McMillan will be here to help with visuals. Coaches will be available to discuss options and plans with you. The expectation is that you will set an obtainable goal that can be accomplished by 3:30 on Saturday afternoon. At 3:30 we will reconvene in Mrs. Mills' room to debrief and hear general announcements.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Here's the TEAM! And a fine looking TEAM at that!

posted Dec 10, 2018, 2:01 PM by Theresa Mills   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 2:05 PM ]

Below you will find the TEAM as determined by the coaches on Sunday,December 9. We did our VERY best to give everyone their first choice, but there were some exceptions.

IF you are unhappy with where you have been placed, please come and talk to me. If you approach another coach, he or she will listen and then tell you, "Go and talk to Mrs. Mills."

You should be hearing from a coach in the next couple of days to touch base and offer some things to think about as we approach the holiday season.

Remember, Forensics Day is January 12. Our first competition is February 23. Both of these dates will be here before we know it. Don't wait until the last minute to get started. Begin now!

Here's to a GREAT season!
Forensics 2018/2019

Duo 9/10                                                                                                                              Duo - Open

1.       Cahill/Thrash                                                                                                      1. Fackler/Hoover

2.       Mason/Potluri                                                                                                   2. Paige/Watt

3.       Helgeson/Staples                                                                                            3. Cassem/Reyes

4.       Best/Yang


Prose                                                                                                                                    DI

1.       Nick Wheeler                                                                                                     1. Lucas Gilman

2.       Kylie Sunman                                                                                                     2. Jada Thrash

3.       Holly Lamphier                                                                                                  3. Kylie Brown

4.       Roxie McDonough                                                                                           4. Audrey Scanlon



Poetry                                                                                                                                  Storytelling

1.       Sophia Diewald                                                                                                 1. Madie Loso

2.       Hannah Rumick                                                                                                 2. Griffin Lantz

3.       Bella Klein                                                                                                           3. Molly VanderWoude

4.       Bri Conway                                                                                                         4. Emory Morse

5.       Giulia Milovich

6.       Molly Longman



1.       Liz Johnson

2.       Rosalee Singer

3.       Lis Crawford

4.       Ingrid Piper

5.       Jorge Serrano

6.       Jacob Misejka

Public Address

Informative 9/10                                                                                                                              Informative Open

1.       Genevieve Kim                                                                                                                  1. Bridge Doyle

2.       Darrian Chen                                                                                                                     2. Rylee Zigterman

3.       Jonathan Koh                                                                                                                     3. Maurice Heilman

4.       Kate Lindsay                                                                                                                       4. Kathryn Fulton

5.       Cole Sherwood                                                                                                                 5. Alex Conway (10)

6.       Andriane Straube


Sales                                                                                                                                                      Oratory

1.       Brady Mills                                                                                                                          1. Varoon Patel

2.       Lucas Guy                                                                                                                            2. Jackson Bergman

3.       Aarohi Srivastava                                                                                                               3. Sana Syed

4.       Ben Skurski                                                                                                                         4. Marysol Millar

5.       Javier Dopp                                                                                                                         5. Brooke Berner



Extemp                                                                                                                                                Broadcasting

1.       Joseph Sturdy                                                                                                                    1.Ethan Lancaster

2.       Benjamin Zhang                                                                                                                 2. Angela Postula




1.       Paige Berry

2.       Matthew Chase

3.       McKenna Erickson

4.       Devin Crawford

5.       Bri Herriman

6.       Amrita Kaur


Tuesday, November 27

posted Nov 27, 2018, 1:06 PM by Theresa Mills

How to choose a topic and put together a speech. Also, how to prepare for limited prep events.

PowerPoint from Introductory Meeting on November 5, 2018

posted Nov 7, 2018, 4:16 AM by Theresa Mills

Attached you will find the PowerPoint which drove the meeting on Tuesday, November 5. Please look it over carefully so you are well aware of what is coming up.

On Tuesday, November 13 there is an overview of the Public Address side of Forensics.
On Wednesday, November 14 there is an overview of the Interp side of Forensics.
On Thursday, November 15 there is a drop-in session to answer any questions you may have about Forensics.

Commitment sheet is due by Friday, December 7 at 3:00 PM.

Monroe's Motivated Sequence and Works Cited

posted Oct 25, 2018, 4:49 AM by Theresa Mills

Attached you will find Monroe's Motivated Sequence with all the instructions and a sample Works Cited page with a link to Knightcite.
These are very helpful tools in putting together your sales presentation.

Ideas for Sales, Informative, and Oratory

posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:00 AM by Theresa Mills

If you are looking to sale a product, inform your audience, or tackle the ills of society this season, attached is a list of possible topics you may want to explore.

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