The Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WHSFA) was founded in 1895, making it the oldest secondary school speech or debate organization in the country. The WHSFA works to fulfill its mission to provide an opportunity for students to enhance communication skills through participation in Theatre, Debate and Speech activities. About 10,000 students participate annual in WHSFA sponsored events.


  • To provide an opportunity for students in the schools of Wisconsin to enhance communication skills though participation in Theatre, Debate and Speech activities;
  • To promote and encourage cooperation among various communication organizations within Wisconsin;
  • To provide a forum for development of standards, skills and materials for participation in all forensic activities

Advisors: Tara Schmitz and Julie Lundeen

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