Bishop Miege Forensics Team

Forensics is a co-curricular Fine Arts course offered in the spring semester. It is an advanced public speaking and acting class, so students must have previously completed Speech, Debate, or Acting I to enroll in the course. Class work is devoted to improving public speaking and acting skills. Class time is also devoted to preparing for competition against other Kansas high schools.

Students may participate in a variety of activities: extemporaneous speaking, oratory, informative, Lincoln-Douglas debate, Public Forum debate, student congress, dramatic solo acting, humorous solo acting, duet acting, prose interpretation, poetry interpretation, and improvised duet acting.

Tournament competition occurs on Friday and Saturday from the end of January until the State Tournament the first week in May. Bishop Miege High School is proud of its numerous individual State Champions over the years.

In June 2014, Luke Powell ('14) and Elliott Vanderford ('15) qualified to attend the National Forensic League's National Speech and Debate Tournament in Public Forum Debate.  Luke and Elliott had a prelim record of 9-3 and advanced to elimination rounds.

2014 State Championship Results:   

  • 2nd Place in Informative - Nick Murdock ('16)
  • 6th Place in Informative - Matt Horn ('14)
  • 4th Place in Impromptu - Matt Horn ('14)
  • 6th Place in Impromptu - Kelsey Marchand ('14)
  • 3rd Place in Extemporaneous - Elliott Vanderford ('15)
  • Overall in Sweepstakes, Bishop Miege placed 5th out of 44 schools.

2014 State Festival Results:

  • 1 Rating in Informative - Sierra Sparks ('15)
  • 1 Rating in Poetry - Janie Sparks ('15)    
  • 1 Rating in Prose - Amelia Romine ('15)
  • 1 Rating in Poetry - Natalie Leslie ('15) 
  • 1 Rating in Prose - Natalie Leslie ('15)
  • 1 Rating in Poetry - Zoey Slettehaugh ('16)