Glacier earns second-place berth in hard-fought battle

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The competition was close for Class AA and Class A speech and debate teams battling it out word by word in Bozeman over the weekend.

In Class AA, Glacier High School took second place with 156.5 overall sweepstakes points, followed by Flathead High School in third with 129 points. Bozeman secured a first-place win with 191.5 overall points.

“The competition for second and third was tight to the finish and came down to the final few events tabulated,” Flathead Head Coach Shannon O’Donnell said. “Glacier finished higher in those events and came out ahead of Flathead this time. It was an exciting race to the finish this weekend. Bozeman was phenomenal in debate, and both Kalispell schools fought hard to the end.”

Glacier Head Coach Greg Adkins highlighted the progress the team has made since the start of the season.

“Very excited on our improvement in the past month. We are much stronger than we were a month ago, and seem to moving the right direction. As always, Bozeman looks tough, but I loved our efforts this weekend,” Adkins said.

In Class A, Whitefish High School clinched a win with 13.5 overall points, edging out second-place finisher Corvallis with 12 points. Belgrade took third with 8 overall points.

“We were very proud to have held our own in a field of 700 competitors and to earn the Class A championship,” Whitefish Head Coach Sara Mueller said. “This was a great opportunity to see what the east side of our state will bring prior to the state tournament held in January in Belgrade and to prepare ourselves for the judging pool we will face during that tournament.”

Varsity Policy Debate

1. Simon Roston and Mercedes Altman Rebich, Glacier

5. Lucas Coulter and Braden Anderson, Flathead

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate

3. Jillian Wynne, Flathead

6. Emmitt Aschim, Glacier

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate

1. Annabelle Pukas, Flathead

3. Sierra Dilworth, Flathead

4. Malea Bauer, Glacier

8. Lilly Butts, Whitefish

Public Forum Debate

5. Brady Kazmier and Akhil Patel, Glacier

6. Hannah Nikunen and Liv Wilson, Glacier

Legislative Debate

1. Melissa Roybal, Flathead

4. Jacob Beaudoin, Flathead

5. Kianna Storm, Flathead

7. Ashlyn Cleveland, Glacier

8. Suzanne Loviska ,Glacier

Extemporaneous Speaking

1. Reed Miller, Flathead

8. Brooklyn Lamers, Glacier

Impromptu Speaking

1. Brooklyn Lamers, Glacier

2. Galvin Ness, Glacier

3. Reed Miller, Flathead

7. Scott O’Donnell, Flathead

8. Sam Wallace, Flathead

Duo Interpretation

1. Drew Lorenc and Zach Hill, Glacier

6. Alix Major and Korby Howe, Flathead

7. Bria Anderson and Simon Hill, Glacier

Humorous Interpretation

1. Drew Lorenc, Glacier

2. Simon Hill, Glacier

3. Alix Major, Flathead

7. Danika Tintzman, Whitefish

8. James Francis, Flathead

Memorized Public Address

1. Olivia Kalvig, Glacier

3. Anna Christensen, Flathead

Original Oratory

2. Galvin Ness, Glacier

4. Julia Wynne, Flathead

5. Carson Robinson, Flathead

8. Sarabeth Rogge, Flathead

Informative Speaking

3. John Shelton, Flathead

5. Savannah Metzler, Flathead

6. Bethany Barnes, Whitefish

7. Bohdi Hollman, Flathead

8. Julia Wynne, Flathead

Program Oral Interpretation

2. Sierra Riley, Glacier

3. Alexa Wilton, Glacier

5. Carson Robison, Flathead

6. Aria Scovel, Flathead

7. Asher Robinson, Glacier

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