OSAA speech Teacher of Year from Butte Falls

The Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team, coached by 2010 OSAA Speech Educator of the Year, Marcia Stewart-Warren, finished their competitive season by participating in the State tournament at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, April 22-24. At the meet, her peers recognized Mrs. Warren for her fourteen years of dedicated coaching with a plaque from the OSAA. Upon her retirement, she will be inducted into the Oregon Speech Coaches Hall of Fame. At the Friday night assembly, Stewart-Warren spoke eloquently about her experiences as a coach, striking just the right blend of introspection and humor, bringing the crowd of hundreds to their feet.

Butte Falls qualified four students to the State Tournament at he District meet held in the beginning of April. Junior Quinby Barrows was District Champion in Prose Reading and Humorous Interpretation, Junior Kyle Kinyon qualified in Dramatic Interpretation, Senior David Dunham in Congress and Freshman Michaela Langston in Congress. Additionally, two Butte Falls students were alternates, Junior Rachel Young in Prose Reading and Freshman Kristin Shafer in Dramatic Interpretation.

Sixty-seven schools and almost 500 students from across the state participated in the meet. Kyle Kinyon (Dramatics) and Quinby Barrows (Prose) were semi-finalists, and Barrow placed third in Humorous Interpretation. David Dunham was one of only fourteen students to earn a four-year participation award for attending the State Tournament every year during his High School Career. Finally, Butte Falls received a fourth place sweepstakes trophy for overall school performance in the small school division encompassing all 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A school.

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