Forensics

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Award-Winning Speech & Debate Team

Some people fear it more than death — the talking T-Birds do it for fun!

Members of the Casper College Forensics Team compete in a variety of events sponsored by the American Forensics Association (AFA), Phi Rho Pi (PRP), and the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA).  Members of the team range from very experienced to those who have never competed in forensics.  The team travels to approximately 4-5 tournaments per semester in the Rocky Mountain region (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado), culminating with competition at the Phi Rho Pi Community College National Tournament in April.  The team also participates in competition at the International Forensics Association tournament.  These tournaments have been held in locations such as Spain, the Czech Republic, Agentina, England, and Germany. 

Students have the opportunity to compete in Limited Preparation events (Impromptu, Extemporaneous Speaking), Platform events (Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking, Communication Analysis, After Dinner Speaking), Interpretation events (Dramatic Interp, Prose Interp, Poetry Interp, Program Oral Interp, Dramatic Duo Interp), Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Parliamentary Debate.

Team members are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA, with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, and enroll in CO/M 1060 for the first semester of participation (CO/M 2060 in the second year).  For students interested in competing on the team, please contact Doug Hall, Director of Individual Events for scholarship applications and more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join the forensics team?

Any Casper College Student, with twelve or more credits, no prior experience is required. Talk to the coaches about securing your spot on the team!

Why would I want to join the Forensics team?

Because speech is an excellent way to develop interpersonal communication skills, you will be able to meet many people from all over the United States, Employers look for people who can demonstrate good communication skills, you will be able to see many college campuses around our region.

How do I join the Forensics Team?

Contact a coach.

Contact

Doug Hall
Director of Forensics
307-268-2496

Jordan Johnson
Assistant Director of Forensics
307-268-2875