The Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team continue to enjoy a successful season. On Jan. 9-10, the team traveled to Forest Grove to attend the Hap Hingston Invitational at Pacific University. This is a very large and very competitive tournament. Three Butte Falls Students advanced to the final rounds. Quinby Barrows and Rachel Young finished fourth in Varsity Duel Interpretation and Heather O’Keefe won first place in Varsity Dramatic Interpretation.
These awards follow a profitable fall season including awards received at Willamette University and Marshfield High School. A number of important tournaments remain before competition ends for the year. The team is hoping for further success at the University of Oregon, Linfield College, North Valley, State and the National Qualifying Tournment