(Competitive Public Speaking Club Available to Grades 5-8)
SPS is the reigning All-Star Champion of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Forensics League, having won First Place Overall in the 2015 All-Star Tournament held at Bishop Canevin High School. The win is one of many highlights in SPS’ long and storied history as a flagship school of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Forensics League. This includes several top-five finishes as an overall team and for individual team members at the annual All-Stars Tournament.
Students practice regularly as a group on a rotating basis Wednesdays after school and compete in the categories of drama, prose, poetry, declamation, impromptu, extemporaneous, and multiple reading at several individual tournaments throughout Fall and Winter. A select group of only 10 individuals or multiple-reading teams is then selected for the highly-competitive All-Star tournament among the Program’s top-scoring students and senior team members. The program culminates each year with the highly-anticipated Forensics Family Showcase in which all team members are given the opportunity to present their pieces for family and friends.