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Forensics

The JMS Forensic team is a competitive public speaking team that competes in the Five County Junior High Forensics League during the fall season. Students in grade 7-9 can participate in categories such as Prose and Poetry Reading, Dramatic Interpretation, and Persuasive, Informative, and Impromptu Speaking. Weekly practices are held after school with Mrs. Vasilko, the team coach. Public speaking is a very important skill to gain for school, college, and for life, and participating on the forensic team is a fun way to practice that skill. Also, we do not have a drama club here at JMS, so forensics is an outlet for those who like to perform. Joining the forensics team is a great way to be involved and to represent our school competitively while meeting new friends from all around. 

The JMS Forensics Team competes in the Five County Junior High Forensics League. As members of the team, students in grades 7-9 practice public speaking by writing and delivering informative, persuasive or impromptu speeches, or performing selections of prose, poetry or drama. 
 
Members of the team are: 
Mia Jordan
Caroline Oravec 
Paige Felton
Audrina Savory-Martin 
Manny Britt
Samiyah Britt 
Taylor Harrity 
Brittany Ellsworth 
Elizabeth Hollie-Grant 
Kaleya Smothers 
Morna Haluska 
Sean McIntyre 
Rylee Sabo 
Logan Brudzinski 
Alaa Griffin 
Brendan Veney 
Michael Mitchell 
Austin Gibson​