Whitefish Speech & Debate Brings Home More Hardware

By Beacon Staff

The Whitefish Speech & Debate Team attended the Ronan Invitation on Dec. 15, ending the day with a second place finish with 61 points; following Columbia Falls with 93 points.

In Team Debate freshman Adam Harris and sophomore Joe Mazur took second place, and sophomore, Matt Danczyk and sophomore Patrick Meehan took eighth place. In Lincoln Douglas Debate junior Ellen Scheffer took first place and sophomore Josh Schott took eighth place. Scheffer said, “It was so exciting as it was my first time winning first place. My top competitor from Columbia Falls and I have been battling for the top spot all season and I finally beat her.”

Freshman Stephanie Christensen took fifth place and freshman Julie Peterman took eighth place in Memorized Public Address. Senior Even Harris took second place in Humorous Oral Interpretation. Senior Julia Williamson took fifth place in Extemporaneous Speaking.

The team is doing well, running a close horse race with Columbia Falls and is gearing up for their last meet in Corvallis before they head off to divisionals.