Forensics is a competitive speech and debate team that teaches and enhances a student’s public speaking ability. The students on the team choose a literary piece that fits into one of the forensics categories (Prose, Poetry, Original Oratory, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu and Declamation). Students practice their literary piece(s) both at home and after school practices and then perform that piece at the Forensic meets.
The team practices in room 110 after school. A specific practice date has not been set yet and is flexible depending on the students’ schedules. In Forensics you do not compete as a team, you compete individually in your category. Meets are on Saturdays at local high schools.
Over the past 6 years, team members have qualified to compete at State and National Tournaments. In 2018-2019, the team competed at more than 20 tournaments against 100's of students from various schools throughout the area and state. The Seton LaSalle team consistently placed in the top 5 at every tournament. The highlights of the team this year were: Five team members qualifying and competing at the State Tournament and placing in the top 15 and six team members qualifying and competing at the National Forensics Tournament in Milwaukee, WI. All team members that competed in Milwaukee placed between 50-65th out of 250 plus competitors. Forensics is a national honor society that builds confidence and public speaking skills in a competitive environment. Seton’s Forensics Team is ranked within the top schools in the State of Pennsylvania and has been recognized nationally as well.