The Wisconsin High School Forensic Association sponsors middle and high school interscholastic events in speech, debate and theatre in the state of Wisconsin. This year, over 8,000 Wisconsin high school students began the exciting journey through the forensic season. Each student engages in a total of six competitive rounds of speaking at the sub-district and district levels with the hope of gaining enough points to participate at state. The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has hosted this event since 1889, making this association the oldest of its kind in the United States.
Niagara High School boasts one of the largest public speaking teams in Wisconsin. Approximately, one in four students at Niagara High School participates in competitive public speaking. Each year, the team roster is filled to WHSFA registration capacity and the remaining students are often asked to participate the following year.
Niagara High School has had a long-standing tradition of producing large, successful teams that rival high schools with student body populations more than ten times their size."
"The popularity of this program is a direct result of a small school atmosphere that allows and encourages students to engage in activities outside of their comfort realm. We are so fortunate to have a program that emphasizes the importance of public speaking. The competitive nature of the program helps students to refine their communication skills and these skills will serve them well in future endeavors." stated an NHS school official.
  • School District of Niagara
  • 700 Jefferson Ave, Niagara, WI 54151
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