Butte Falls High School Speech and Debate students studied this summer in Virginia and Utah to prepare for the 2007-2008 season. Ayn-Marie Hailicka and Kyle Kinyon flew to Virginia and attended George Mason University’s Institute of Forensics for a two-week camp on Forensics Interpretation. Ayn-Marie and Kyle studied in the area of duo interpretation and returned to Butte Falls with a quick paced, entertaining interpretation of "The Write Stuff" by Dan Nukalla . Highlights of the camp included a 5/1 ratio of student/coach instruction, a faculty of Forensics professors from more than 15 Universities, a live performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., workshops in movement, rhythm and sound led by two Poetry National Champions, and access to an extensive script library for preparing for the 2007-2008 season.
Four Butte Falls High School debate students flew to Las Vegas and
drove to Dixie State College in Utah to attend Sun Country’s Summer
Forensics Debate Camp. Assistant coach, Jan Pizzo, and volunteer Lynn
Pizzo joined Dakota Kinyon, Daniel Boyd, David Dunham, and Quinby
Barrows for two weeks in 105-degree temperatures to study Policy and
Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Kinyon and Boyd have been studying Policy
Debate (also known as CX) for three years and will continue to be
partners for Dakota’s senior year in forensics. Daniel Boyd informed
his coach, Marcia Stewart-Warren, that four-hour lectures were a bit
David Dunham, a former CX debater, decided to try the
solo event of Lincoln-Douglas debate. He’s looking forward to competing
with the September/October topic on the death penalty. Butte Falls High
School’s newest member, Quinby Barrows, dove in with both feet as she
headed to Utah without knowing anything about Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Everyone was inspired by her enthusiasm and willingness to participate
without any prior training.
As for the Butte Falls High School
coaching staff, they were delighted with the report cards, evaluations,
and letters they received from both camps. Comments such as, "Butte
Falls High School students are always welcome at our camp. They were an
asset to the program and we wish we had an entire camp filled with
students that possess such high standards."
The high school speech/debate season begins on Saturday, Oct. 6, when the team travels to Marshfield High School in Coos Bay.