John Musgrove and Ric Floren have been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Montana Forensics Educators Association.
Musgrove, a state representative from Havre, and Floren, director of operations for Havre Public Schools, were honored at a luncheon Saturday in Havre. Both are longtime Hi-Line educators and forensic coaches.
Speech, debate, and drama coaches from across the state gathered in Havre last weekend for the annual business meeting of the association. Committee and sectional meetings began Feb. 28 at the TownHouse Inns.
Anne Sullivan, retiring debate coach at Bozeman High School and a former teacher and coach in the Havre system, introduced Musgrove at the Saturday Hall of Fame luncheon. Floren, who taught in Malta before coming to Havre schools, was introduced by one of his former Malta students, Luanne Ivanish Foley, a teacher and coach from Billings Skyview.
Other Hall of Fame members who attended the event were Mary Selinger, formerly of Havre and now living in Whitefish, and Jim Barsotti, who taught and coached many years and is the principal at Big Sandy High School.
Linda Hassinger of Denton, who taught and coached at Kremlin-Gildford in the early 1970s, was voted as Class A-B-C Drama Coach of the Year. Ann Warhank of Blue Sky High School was chosen as the Class A-B-C Assistant Coach of the Year.
Warhank has served in the Blue Sky school system since 1974 and is married to Dave Warhank of Rudyard. Both of their children, Murry and Hanna, have been members of Blue Sky's competitive forensics program and are now attending Carroll College. Murry continues to win honors as a member of the Carroll College Talking Saints.
New officers were elected. Laurel Walker of Blue Sky High School, who has served two years as vice president, was elected by acclamation as the incoming president. Her vice president will be Don Pogreba of Helena High School.
The 2003 Hall of Fame inductees will be Ron Conrad of Miles City and Christine Wortman of Big Sandy and CMR High School. They will be honored at next year's annual meeting in Great Falls.
The MFEA also presented Sullivan with a gift to thank her for her years of friendship and service to the association.