Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Finds Success at the State Tournament

By Arya Goel (’22) This past weekend, the IA Forensics Team competed at the State Tournament! Overall, it was a fantastic end to an unforgettable season. The team competed after school on Friday and all day Saturday after working extremely hard since the beginning of the season in December. After five invitationals and the regional tournament, their hard work and dedication clearly paid off! Here … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Finds Success at the State Tournament

Perseverance In The Face of Adversity

By Akshara Karthik (’22) Whether you are writing an essay for a speech competition or working on your college applications, you have probably come across this question: What was a challenge you have encountered, and how did you overcome it? Personally, I can say that I have encountered numerous questions similar to this one, yet I could never come up with a worthy enough answer. … Continue reading Perseverance In The Face of Adversity

How to Improve as an Impromptu Speaker

By Aadit Jain (‘23) As a sophomore in high school, I decided to participate on my school’s forensics team to improve my public speaking skills. Forensics is an extracurricular activity that features different speaking categories, ranging from informative to storytelling. Though I initially joined the club wanting to be an orator, I was chosen to perform in a limited prep category: impromptu. Impromptu speakers are … Continue reading How to Improve as an Impromptu Speaker

Judge and Timer Ready? Looking Back on The Phoenix Forensics Team’s Success throughout the 2021 Season

By Arya Goel (’22) A huge congratulations to the IA’s Forensics team for their amazing work this season and getting ready for the Regional and State tournaments! Despite the many bumps in the road throughout the season, the team has managed to persevere and succeed while practicing endlessly and having weekly meetings. Not only have they worked tirelessly this year in the midst of virtual … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? Looking Back on The Phoenix Forensics Team’s Success throughout the 2021 Season

Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Finishes the Season Strong

–Adriana Doria (‘19) This weekend, the Phoenix Forensics team competed in the State Championships to finish off their very successful season.  The team took 23 members to the competition. Thirteen competitors broke to the semi-finals and, of those 13 , seven broke to the finals.  Overall, the team took 2nd place in the BCD Division. The Phoenix forensicators that broke to semi-finals were: Jonah Liss-Impromptu … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Finishes the Season Strong

Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Competes at the Regional Tournament

-Adriana Doria (‘19)   Forensics is a public speaking competition that showcases high school students in a multitude of different categories ranging from “Public Address” to “Interpretation.” The IA Phoenix Forensics team travels to between three and five invitationals per year, all throughout Michigan, in hopes of qualifying for the regional and state competitions in the spring. Well indeed they did.  The phoenix forensics team … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Competes at the Regional Tournament

Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Competes in Back to Back Competitions

-Adriana Doria (‘19)   Forensics is a public speaking competition that showcases high school students in a multitude of different categories ranging from “Public Address” to “Interpretation.” The IA Phoenix Forensics team travels to between three and five invitationals per year, all throughout Michigan, in hopes of qualifying for the regional and state competitions in the spring.   The IA Forensics Team travelled to two … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Competes in Back to Back Competitions

Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Competes at the Maple Invitational

-Adriana Doria (‘19)   Forensics is a public speaking competition that showcases high school students in a multitude of different categories ranging from “Public Address” to “Interpretation.” The IA Phoenix Forensics team travels to between three and five invitationals per year all throughout Michigan in hopes of qualifying for the regional and state competitions in the spring.     On February 3, 2018, the IA … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Competes at the Maple Invitational

Judge and Timer Ready? The Ninjas of the IA Phoenix Forensics Team

By Adriana Doria (’19) On March 4, 2017, the IA forensics team competed in the “Ninjatational”, its third tournament this season, at Avondale High School.  The forensics team was awarded a second place trophy in the “Shogun” (large entry) division of the the team sweepstakes.   The public address category consists of the categories Broadcasting, Extemporaneous, Impromptu, Informative, Oratory, and Sales.  In Oratory, competitors must write a … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? The Ninjas of the IA Phoenix Forensics Team

Judge and Timer Ready? Another Victory for IA Phoenix Forensics

By Adriana Doria (’19) With the forensics season progressing, the IA Phoenix “forensicators”, or forensics team members, successfully competed at the Frankenmuth Invitational.  The IA forensics team, coached by Ms. Sarah Clancy, took 31 members to this tournament- it ended up with 18 students making it to semifinals, and 12 of the 18 semi finalists making it to finals.  The team was also awarded 2nd place for the … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? Another Victory for IA Phoenix Forensics