Speech and Debate team makes it 18 straight

By Beacon Staff

At the Polson Invitational Speech and Debate meet this past weekend, Columbia Falls won its eighteenth consecutive Class A speech and debate tournament, defeating Whitefish 44 to 30 with Hamilton placing 3rd with 20 points.

Individual results included:

Alex Prince – 2nd in Impromptu
Patrick Ingham – 2nd in Extemporaneous
Maya Negron – 2nd in Memorized Public Address
Tiffany Gross – 4th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Jacob Santee – 4th in Extemporaneous
Candy Ward – 5th in Humorous Oral Interpretation
Tashia Shupert – 5th in Extemporaneous
Laura Burgess – 6th in Humorous Oral Interpretation
Jon Riffey – 6th in Impromptu
Sami Venezio – 8th in Original Oratory
Melina Loeven – 8th in Expository
Taylor Hopkins – 8th in Impromptu

Columbia Falls travels to Kalispell this Friday and Saturday for a two day meet vs. area teams.