Forensics is competitive speech and debate. Our students develop the speaking and acting skills that allow them to become confident communicators in any arena. Students prepare, memorize, and present various types of dramatic material, competing locally and nationally against the finest high school speakers in the United States. Tournaments at Harvard, Wake Forest and Emory Universities prepare students for the highest level of competition. Traditionally, Brentwood Academy has excelled in a variety of events such as Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Original Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, Prose, and Poetry.
2013 National Forensics Tournament Results
Eleven middle school students and six upper school students competed in the finals at the National Forensics Tournament in Birmingham. The middle school was awarded the School of Excellence Award and had eight students compete in the finals. Lexie Harvey '14 finished third in the nation in Expository for the upper school. Read complete results here.