POWELL, Wyo. - Northwest College Forensics Team members will preview some of their nationals material at a Forensics Performance Night beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, in Room 70 of the Fagerberg Building.
Eight members of the team will offer a preview of the platform speeches, interpretive events and impromptu skills they’ll take to the April 7-12 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament. Northwest College and Casper College are cohosting the national tournament this year in Denver, Colo.
The presentations are designed for college audiences and best suited to a mature audience.
Carter Reed of Cody will present an informative talk on digital dementia, a growing issue of memory and cognitive problems in young people who spend considerable time engaged with electronic devices.
While Reed researched and refined his speech over the course of a semester, Alex Rumm, also of Cody, will demonstrate the quick thinking and organizational skills it takes to compete in impromptu speaking. He’ll be given just seven minutes to prepare and present an impromptu speech for the audience.
Cody’s Annamarie Victor will show how she melded prose, poetry and drama pieces to create a program oral interpretation on the logistics of guilt, looking at the “should” and “should nots” for feeling guilty.
Matt Dillon of Greybull and Josiah Hogan of Powell will perform their duet about the struggle among autistic individuals and family to critically interact. The poetry category will be represented by Sean Meyers of Powell whose poem places death as a part of life that is to be embraced rather than feared.
From Montana, Claire Garman of Townsend will give a persuasive talk about the effects of gluten on the brain; and Quintin Brown of Billings will talk about the differences between parliamentary debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate and the strategies used to win arguments using these two popular debate forms.
Admission is free.