Tuesday, May 29, 2012
After a weekend national forensics competition in Baltimore, MD, Mary Wacker announced she will be passing the baton as coach of the formidable Brookfield East forensics team after 22 years.
Mary Wacker and Brookfield East Forensics have been inseparable for 22 years. No more. Fresh off a national forensics tournament in Baltimore, MD over Memorial Day weekend, Wacker sent forensics families and supporters a surprising email Tuesday morning, saying it was time for her to step down. "After much soul-searching, I have notified Brookfield East that I will not accept a contract renewal to serve as Head Coach of Forensics for the 2012-13 school year," Wacker said. She said her employment at Marquette University has changed, leaving her unable to juggle both work and coaching the award-winning forensics team, which now numbers 104 students. Wacker also will taking graduate classes next fall at Marquette to finish her master's degree…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
In performances they will use to compete in two upcoming national forensics tournaments, Brookfield East High students take on tough subjects with humor and solemnity.
Here are videos of some performances that Brookfield East forensics team members will use to compete in two national forensics tournaments. Students performed the pieces Friday night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in preparation for the competitions and for the enjoyment of their friends, families and the community. See additional Patch coverage for forensics photos and a list of the students and their performances. Feel free to add videos of other forensics acts via the Upload Photos and Videos button above. Follow Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Preparing to travel soon to two national tournaments, East Forensics team members performed their competition pieces Friday night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.
For seniors it was their last chance to shine at home — performing the speeches and acts they will use to compete in two upcoming national tournaments. The award-winning Brookfield East Forensics team put on a 2 1/2-hour show at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Friday night. Acts ranged from Archit Baskaran's four-minute informative about the benefits of "Laughter," to Kyle Wessel's moving performance of Michael J. Fox's "Lucky Man," to senior Jennifer Vosters' dramatic interpretation of Sunny Jacobs, a woman falsely convicted and left on death row in "The Exonerated." Team members will travel to compete in the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Qualifiers in Baltimore, MD, from May 25 to 28. Some also will …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
For the 10th consecutive year, East's Forensics team were the champions of the Greater Metro Conference Forensics tournament.
You could say this has been Brookfield East Forensics' year. Or more accurately, its decade. For the 10th consecutive year, the Brookfield East High School Forensics Team won the Greater Metro Conference Forensics Tournament. Held Saturday at West Allis Nathan Hale High School, Brookfield East finished in first place, followed by Wauwatosa East in second and Brookfield Central in third. "The conference field was the most competitive in the history of the GMC — raising the bar and making the victory all that much sweeter," East Forensics Coach Mary Wacker wrote in an email. Hannah Giese and Katie Klann: Conference Champions, Duo Interp (Four-time conference champs) Mihir Trivedi: Conference Champion, Extemp Starr Lee: Conference …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Spartans finished just three points behind host team Appleton East High School Saturday at the first weekend competition of the year.
Brookfield East High's Forensics team took second place Saturday at this year's first weekend competition, finishing behind host team Appleton East High. The Spartans' 319-point team finish was three points behind Appleton and 28 points higher than Brookfield East's finish at Appleton last year (with two fewer entries). "We had a fantastic first weekend of competition," Brookfield East forensics coach Mary Wacker said in an email. "Excellent start!" Team Results: 1st Place: Appleton East (319) 2nd Place: Brookfield East (316) 3rd Place: Cedarburg (192) 4th Place: Sheboygan South (165) 5th Place: Whitefish Bay (146) Individual Event Results: Duo Interp: Hannah Giese and Katie Klann — 2nd Place Extemp: Chih-wei Wu — 1st Place; Mihir …