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Talking Tiger Forensics

Forensics is competitive speech, drama and interpretation. The Kansas State High School Activities Association currently offers ten events for competition:

-Informative Speaking

-Original Oration

-Extemporaneous Speaking

-Interpretation of Poetry

-Interpretation of Prose

-Humorous Solo Acting

-Serious Solo Acting

-Humorous Duet Acting

-SeriousDuet Acting

-Improvised Duet Acting

We also compete in One-Act Play competition in some years; it usualy coincides with League tournament and Regional festival.

Competitions are held from January through May throughout NE Kansas; most are held on Saturdays. A few 2-round evening tournaments occur during the week. The Big 7 League tournament is usually on a Wednesday school day.

Tournaments consist of three preliminary rounds for all competitors, with one Finals round for qualifiers.

There are three state-level competitions: Regional Festival in April; State Festival and 3A State Championships in Wichita in May.

All high school students are welcome to participate, as long as they maintain academic eligibility and meet the KSHSAA and USD 377 requirements.

Students arrange individual practices with the coach to fit their schedules. Students choose which tournaments to attend; they may compete at 8 invitationals plus Regionals and State.
Benefits of forensics include:

*Development of speaking and acting skills

* Friendly competition with area schools

* Camaraderie with classmates and teachers

* Medals and trophies!

* End of the season trip to Wichita to compete at State 

An informational meeting will be held in December; tournaments begin the last weekend of January.

For more information contact the Talking Tigers coach, Mrs. Noelle Walters:


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