Butte Falls speech does well against 31 schools

Butte Falls speech and debate team enjoyed success at a tournament Jan. 7-8 at Pacific University. Butte Falls had 14 students representing the district. The tournament included 31 schools, with 180 debate teams and 579 entries in individual events categories.

The tournament recognized the following Butte Falls students: sophomore Kristen Shafer in Junior Prose and senior Kyle Kinyon in varsity Poetry Reading. Additionally, the Junior Public Forum Debate Team of Michaela Langston and Kristen Shafer were undefeated.

Winning trophies were Kyle Kinyon , 6th in varsity Radio Commentary, sophomore Scarlet Weaver 4th in Junior Prose and Quinby Barrows 2nd  in Serious Interpretation. Barrows was also Tournament Champion in Varsity Prose.

The team will participate in the Grants Pass/ North Valley Tournament the end of January and continue their season by competing at the University of Oregon in February.


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