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Forensics Hosts Showcase to Pay for Nationals

On Friday, the forensics program will be hosting a showcase to perform their competitive speech pieces from throughout the year. The performance will be held in the Little Theater at 3 p.m.

Competitive speech pieces are short skits or monologues that can be performed as a solo or a duet. To pay for their Nationals trips to Sacramento and Salt Lake City, they are suggesting a $10 donation in place of an admission cost.

According to forensics coach Trey Witt, the purpose of the event is to give parents and grandparents a glimpse into the hard work that the students put in throughout the year. This can sometimes feel odd for the performers, because they are used to performing in front of only judges and an audience of competitors.

“It’s kind’ve fun to see other people, like parents, react to it,” Witt said. “I don’t see those reactions a lot. Sometimes it feels a little different, the energy is more there and sometimes there’s more adrenaline.”

Junior Kate Higgins will be performing her duo piece, “Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy with a Somewhat Happy Ending,” which is a comedy about Hillary Clinton’s rise to power.

However, even though it’s a different type of crowd, junior forensics student Kate Higgins feels confident going into the showcase and is excited to show off her piece to her friends.

“I’ve performed my [piece] so many times over the semester,” Higgins said. “So it’s kinda like ‘here we go again,’ but I’m actually really excited.”

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