Results of the 2014-2015 Theatre Festival

Two documents attached: 1) the spreadsheet contains all scores for each production and 2) a list of all excellent and superior awards earned at the Festival.


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Forensic Council to Interview final candidates for Executive Director

Come October 1, Steve Marsh is stepping away as the Executive Director of MIFA. The Forensic Council has initiated a search for a new E.D. As a result, after reviewing all applications, it has elected to bring final candidates in for interviews. It is the intent of the Forensic Council to have the new E.D. named by July 1, 2015.

Registration forms for upcoming events

Here are links to get you registered for the upcoming events. Click on the name of the event. Click "Read More" below to see the complete list.
IE Regionals
IE At-Large Bid

Jeanne Gilbert honored by MIFA with NFHS Award

Each year the National Federation of High Schools permits MIFA to nominate one person who has distinguished him or herself in any of our disciplines. We are strictly limited to one nominee each year. It is with great excitment and pride we submitted a nomination for Jeanne Gilbert, long time Theatre and IE coach from Bay City John Glenn High School.
To quote from our nomination: She is a living testament to the power of speech and theatre activities as a high school student, college student, coach, teacher, director and mentor. She is abundantly active in community theatre and so she SHOWS as well as TELLS. She embodies the principles of professionalism and exhibits the highest rigor in ethical standards in the fields of education, IE and theatre. The recommendation comes from all 17 members of the Michigan Forensic Council as embodied in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association. We submit her name for this award in unanimity and with great pride.

New roles and new personnel for MIFA

I am extremely happy to report that Becca Weissman has joined us as MIFA's bookkeeper. She takes over the email address that Kim Potocki used for a long time. If you have questions about invoices or payments, Becca is the one to contact.

AmazonSmile makes donating to MIFA painless

We participate in the AmazonSmile program whereby 1/2% of all qualifying Amazon purchases will be delivered directly to the MIFA bank account. It costs you nothing. You shop like you always do and MIFA benefits. PLEASE, if you ever shop at, just follow this link to instructions on how to help MIFA.

Tax deductible contribution to general fund


Each dollar you give means we are that much closer to another event, another scholarship and a more vital organization. We thank you for your help. These funds go directly into the general fund for operations of the organization. MIFA is a non-profit charity organized under section 501(C)3 of the IRS code.


The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association promotes education-based middle and secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values, as well as the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate, and communication education.

As an organization, the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association embraces diversity, interconnection, and visionary leadership while fostering a greater sense of community. We empower students to become proficient communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, lifelong learners and leaders in a democratic society.