Drama and Comedy Competitions at Keene Central School

KEENE – On Sunday, November 10, at 7 PM, the Keene Central School Forensics team is offering an evening of drama, comedy, and mime.

This year, the team is young but very talented. The team just returned from their first tournament of the school year in Madrid-Waddington where the duo of Amirault/Joannette came in third (technically tied for second place) and Brian DeWalt placed second in both Modified Prose and Modified Poetry.

Often people are confused about the term Forensics. The one in which these high schools participate has nothing to do with dead bodies. It is the art of speech and debate. At Keene, the focus has always been on the dramatic and comedic aspects of the art.

This year’s Forensics Fundraiser on Nov. 10 is titled, “You Be the Judge”. The team hopes to give the audience a chance to see what a tournament is really like and how students are judged. Scoring sheets will be passed out to audience members who will be invited to judge for themselves.

It will be an evening appropriate for the whole family and refreshments will be served.

Forensics Coach Kathleen Recchia feels that forensics should be an integral part of the education process. “It not only helps students who wish to pursue performance arts but it is also an invaluable tool for any public speaker, students of the law, politics, marketing, and sales. And, the tournament environment broadens student awareness of what other students in other schools are doing and how outside judges view the work.”

The Fundraiser begins at 7 PM in the auditorium at Keene Central School. There is a suggested donation of $5.

For more information contact: Kathleen Recchia at 518-946-8323 or e-mail forensics@keenecentralschool.org