The Lakeside Lutheran High School forensic team, under the coaching of teacher Mr. Steve Lauber, has an established history of excellence, ranking in the top 5% of teams in the state at the State Speech Festival each spring in Madison each year since 2010. In 2014 and 2016, they were WFHSA State Champions, competing among 340-360 Wisconsin high schools.
2018-19 tentative schedule
Nov. 1 Begin choosing and preparing a forensics piece
Dec. 13-14 Initial Tryouts
Jan. 10-11 Final Tryouts
Jan. 15 Team Selection Posted
Jan. 19 Watertown Tournament @ Watertown 8:00 a.m.
Jan. 26 Marquette High School @ Marquette 8:00 a.m.
Feb. 4 Conference Tournament @ Columbus 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 Sub District Meet @ Deerfield 4:30 p.m.
March 5 District Meet @ McFarland 4:30 p.m.
April 10 Family and Friends Night @ Lakeside 6:00 p.m.
April 12 State Tournament @ U.W. Madison 5:45 p.m.
The speaking categories Warrior orators compete in can include:
Moments in History
Farrago (death, love, hatred, jealousy, etc.)
8 Minute Oratory- same as 4 minute just longer and has to have a purpose/solution
Prose (a lot of emotion)
Solo Acting (a lot of emotion)
Humorous (more characters) or Serious (fewer characters)
Poetry (Read with feelings, e.g. Sad…Disturbed (The Raven)…confused…..Love……)
Playacting (Self-explanatory: A group of 2-5 students acting out a short 10 minute play)
Radio Announcing (Student that can work under pressure..Radio Voice...different voices maybe)
Public Address (same as 8 minute oratory except the topic is chosen for you by the state)
1. 6-8 minutes
2. Choose one of the selected topics
Storytelling (Choose one of the selected topics by the State -- for lively people who can do voices).
Forensics “Friends and Family Night”
Watch for the night in spring when the Lakeside Lutheran Forensics Team presents an open house of entertainment for 1 night only.
Come and experience what one of the best forensics teams in the state has to offer as members hone their skills preparing for State Competition @ U.W. Madison.