Bulldog speech and debate has good showing in East Helena

Nov. 23—The Whitefish High School speech and debate team competed in East Helena on Saturday and had several students place.

Although the Bulldogs did not place in sweepstakes, Whitefish had seven students in the top-eight of various categories.

Whitefish student Annie Walsh was the overall champion in the humorous interpretation category.

"[Humorous interpretation] champion, Annie Walsh, has continued to improve each tournament this year, and we're excited to see what she can pull off in the post season," said Bulldog coach Sara Mueller.

Also placing was Lauren Rossi, who took fourth in original oratory. In policy debate, the team of Alex Losee and Vana Fortune took seventh and just behind them the team of Bjorn Bungener and Zoe Tremper took eighth.

Scarlet Burke came up with a sixth place finish in humorous interpretation.

Mueller says new students are getting involved and the team is excited to continue competing.

"Our team had a great opportunity to compete with new students across the board," Mueller said. "We left the tournament having recommitted to getting in the practice time and continuing to develop our skills."

Whitefish will have this weekend off from tournaments for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Bulldogs will compete again on Dec. 3 in Frenchtown.

East Helena Invitational

Individual results

Policy Debate: 7. Alex Losee and Vana Fortune, 8. Bjorn Bungener and Zoe Tremper

Original Oratory: 4. Lauren Rossi

Humorous Interpretation: 1. Annie Walsh, 6. Scarlet Burke