Havre speech and debate wins at Simms


January 20, 2020

Courtesy photo/Jared Smith

The Havre High School speech and debate team, Dever Everimhgam, back, left, and Mackenzie Kuhn and Melanie Veith, second from back from left, Joram Randolph, Noah Teasley and Paige Bertelsen and Scartlett Marin, third from back from left, LillieAnn Mecklenburg, Dartanion Kaftan and Xavier Ulano and Kate Hemmer, sitting from left, Alyssa Smith and Angelle Roen pose for a photograph Saturday in Simms.

Press release

Havre High School speech and debate again saw success, this time at the Simms/Power-Dutton-Brady Pre-Divisional Challenge in Simms.

Public forum debaters Joram Randolph and Noah Teasley led the charge in the Blue Ponies' first-place finish in the Class A team competition.

Randolph and Teasley beat a Great Falls Central public forum team in finals in their first-place finish. 

Havre high's other public forum team, Dartanion Kaftan and Xavier Ulano, debating together for the first time, took fourth in that event.

Kaftan's former policy debate partner, who switched to Lincoln-Douglas debate to finish out the year, also saw success. LillieAnn Mecklenburg broke into finals in that event and nearly took first, losing to a varsity Great Falls Central debater on a split decision.

First-year debater Mackenzie Kuhn took fourth in Lincoln-Douglas, and Paige Bertelsen, also a first-year debater, took sixth.

First-year competitor Kate Hemmer continued her success for the year, taking second in original oratory, while first-year speaker Angelle Roen took second in memorized public address.

In informative speaking, first-year competitor Alyssa Smith took third, with a score one point out of second place, while Melanie Veith, a second-year speaker, took fourth.

Scarlett Marin, a transfer student competing at her first tournament as a Bliue Pony, took eighth in dramatic oral interpretation of literature.

"These are great finishes by our kids," head coach Tim Leeds said. "People seem to be peaking at just the right time, and I am looking forward to seeing how they do this weekend at divisionals.

Havre travels to Miles City for the Class A Eastern Divisional Speech, Debate and Drama tournament Friday and Saturday to face what the other 10 Class A eastern teams have to offer..

The top 12 in each event qualify for Class A state, set in Whitefish this year Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.


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