Columbia Falls Speech and Debate Wins Fourth Straight

By Beacon Staff

For the fourth consecutive year and the eighth time in the last 10 years, Columbia Falls’ Speech and Debate team has brought home the State A title.

As is often the case, Columbia Falls does it with depth across all events, not just with state champions. This year, Columbia Falls’ only individual state champion is Taylor Hopkins in Impromptu.

For the past two years, Mike Christensen’s team has been counted out, or at the very least, overlooked. “It’s a rebuilding year,” he would say.

Yet they keep on coming home with the trophy.

Let’s hope speech and debate coaches keep on “rebuilding” or whatever they call it – it seems to be working.

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