Partners in Education: forensics
APPLETON - 18 students practice the art of speech and debate, after school, the forensics team is comprised of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
Sophomore Kyra Steenbock, said she joined to improve her skills, "I was afraid of public speaking... and now I'm pretty decent at it."
With the help of the club Steenbock has found good friends, and realization of her ability to speak in front of an audience.
"You know in life, it's kind of a useful skill," said Steenbock.
The Forensics team was organized in 1995, and instructor Jessica Bruch said she's enjoyed watching the students confidence grow.
You know they're dealing with other team members, other judges, competitors, at a school, they're building analytical thought, and have to think on their feet," said Bruch.
Students add that a little bit of motivation doesn't hurt either, "I'm hoping to improve my skillls every year, and hopefully taking home some trophies," said sophomore Nathan Sonnthe.