Only five competitors for Havre High School failed to make the final round at the North Star Invitational in Rudyard on Saturday. Havre outscored Browning 81 to 44 to capture the Class A speech sweepstakes award. Cut Bank was first in Class B and Chester/J-I won the Class C sweeps.
Havre was led once again by first-place finishes by Lucas Minnick in Lincoln-Douglas debate and Andrew Dusek in expository speaking. Jade Lowder was Havre's third champion in humorous oral interpretation.
Also scoring for the Blue Pony speakers were Dan Marino with a third-place finish in Lincoln-Douglas, Ali Ward with an eighth in expository, and Joe Palmer with a second in humorous interpretation.
With no team debate offered at North Star, varsity debaters Megan Wagner and Emily Koffler switched to extemporaneous and earned a second place and an eight place, respectively. Kristen Roll was third in extemperaneous, while Mitch Hodges was fifth and Casey Donoven was sixth. Tyler Lamb was seventh in his first attempt at impromptu.
Christina Hoppe and Keri Burstock continued their winning ways in oratory, placing third and fourth, respectively. Alma Muskaj placed sixth in memorized public address. Rachel Rawn, after winning a tie breaker over teammate Richard Leeds to get into finals, placed fifth in serious oral interpretation.
The team will compete at the Conrad Invitational in Conrad on Saturday.