Glacier takes team trophy at state event

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Glacier High School continued its historic speech and debate season by winning the Montana National Forensic League (NFL) District Tournament this weekend in Missoula.

It was the second consecutive year winning the NFL for the Wolfpack, capping off a fourth consecutive AA state title two weeks ago in Kalispell.

Flathead was close on Glacierís heels, taking third behind Bozeman in overall sweepstakes. The Wolfpack will send six students to this yearís national tournament in Kansas City, Mo., held June 15-20. The Braves will also send six. Both schools qualified several as alternates.

All classes of schools competed in the tournament, 22 schools in all. In speech sweepstakes, Flathead finished second to Glacier. Another student from Columbia Falls also qualified as an alternate.

The top three students qualify automatically for nationals, with another three as alternates, allowing six state-wide for each event.

Local NFL District results:

Public forum debate: Alternate, Noah Hill and Harrison Kauffman, Glacier.

Policy debate: Alternate, Jaclyn Rensel and Erick Franklund, Glacier.

Lincoln-Douglas debate: Qualifier, Alaina Mothershead, Flathead; Alternate, Allison Foust, Columbia Falls; Alternate, Sophia Skwarchuk, Flathead.

Duo interpretation: Qualifier, Wyatt Dykhuizen and Parker Kouns, Flathead; Alternate, Christian Diaz and Jessica Mount, Glacier.

Humorous interpretation: Qualifier, Ben Habel, Glacier; Qualifier, Ethan Hall, Flathead.

Dramatic interpretation: Qualifier, Jessica Mount, Glacier.

Oratory: Qualifier, Tessa Palmatier, Glacier; Qualifier, Maija Hadwin, Flathead; Alternate, Hannah Halbur, Glacier; Alternate, Emily Morison, Glacier.

Domestic extemporaneous: Qualifier, Dylan Gibson, Glacier; Alternate, Sarah Ward, Flathead.

International extemporaneous: Qualifier, Wyatt McGillen, Flathead.

Congressional debate-Senate: Qualifier, Ashlee Buller, Glacier; Alternate, Rebecca Bruce, Flathead.

Congressional debate-House 1: Alternate, Eli Brown, Flathead; Alternate, Kyersten Sibenaler, Glacier.

Congressional debate-House 2: Qualifier, Josie Jolly, Glacier; Alternate, MaKenna Marvin, Flathead.

Congressional debate-House 3: Alternate, Grant Germann, Glacier; Alternate, Chance Zunick, Glacier; Alternate, Westley Hughes, Glacier.

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