By Beacon Staff

The Columbia Falls speech and debate team took their fifth consecutive state championship this weekend in Corvallis, making second consecutive senior class winning a state title all four years they competed.

Three students came home with state titles: Junior Stephanie Christensen in Original Oratory, Junior Keri Potter in Expository and Senior Jon Riffey in Impromptu and Extemporary. Riffey becomes the first CFHS student in school history to win a state title in two events during the same year.

A pep rally for the team will be held at the school at 10am Monday Feb 1.

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