The Havre High School speech and debate team Saturday won the class ABC sweepstakes trophy at the C.M. Russell High School tournament.
Havre's team competed against students from class AA, A, B and C schools, including the four schools from Great Falls and Helena. Fifteen of Class A Havre's 21 competitors placed in the top eight in their events.
Browning High School, also a Class A school, took second in the class ABC sweepstakes, followed by Class C Chester High School in third.
Keri Burstock took the top honor for Havre competitors, placing second in original oratory. Brienne Stokes of Chester took third in the event, Kelsey Schweitzer of Chester took fifth, Christina Hoppe of Havre took sixth, and Kirk Skari of Chester placed eighth.
Caleb Brown of Chester took second in impromptu speaking, Zach Kamla of Havre was fourth and Megan Wagner, also of Havre, took eighth.
Samantha Steven of Chester took second in serious interpretation of literature. Katy Chambers of Havre was fifth.
Andrew Dusek of Havre took third in expository speaking, and Rick Verploegen of Havre took seventh in the event.
Jillien Johnson of Chester took third in extemporaneous speaking, with Tyler Lamb of Havre taking fourth.
Joe Palmer of Havre earned fourth in humorous oral interpretation of literature, and Elizabeth Widdekind of Havre took fifth in memorized public address. Ashley Martin of Chester placed seventh and Jacques Thibodeaux of Havre was eighth.
Dean Koffler of Havre took fifth in varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate, and Raisa Petca of Havre took seventh in novice Lincoln-Douglas debate. Michael Cook and Dusty Gerky of Havre placed sixth in novice team debate.
The Havre team travels to Great Falls this weekend for the two-day Great Falls High School invitational tournament.