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C-Falls grabs first at home meet; Whitefish takes third

by Daily Inter Lake
| November 24, 2021 12:00 AM

The Columbia Falls speech and debate team placed first among Class A schools at its invitational home meet Saturday, while Stevensville slid into second place and Whitefish took third.

Five Columbia Falls speakers took home championship medals in their respective categories — Raphe Salon, Legislative Debate; Zack Tillman, Dramatic Interpretation; Ruby Davis, Informative; Aiden Judge, Extemporaneous; Eddie Chisholm and Emma Stephens, Policy Debate.

Also placing at the event for the Wildcats were:

• Eleanor Hollingsworth and Emma Wendt, second in Policy Debate

• Griffin Conger, second in Dramatic Interpretation

• KaiLee Cole and Lauren Rogers, third in Policy Debate

• Carson Settles, third in Informative

• Celestine Young and Selah Heinzen, fifth in Public Forum

• Aiden Judge, fifth in Memorized Public Address

• Ruby Davis, fifth in Informative

• Aiden Rohn and Braiden Crawford, sixth in Public Forum

• Zack Tillman, sixth in Memorized Public Address

• Quinn Caudle and Kynsleigh Gould, seventh in Public Forum

• Griffin Conger - 8th in Original Oratory

Whitefish had second-place finishers in two categories: May Rowles and Jayce McDonald in Public Forum Debate; and Emma Trieweiler in Extemporaneous. Other Whitefish placer were:

• Gavin Carmichael and Alex Losee, sixth in Policy Debate

• Charlotte Perkins, sixth in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

• Zoey Marzo, seventh in Original Oratory

"Although we were a smaller group, we are a dedicated group of participants," Whitefish Head Coach Sara Mueller said. "I am proud of how they reach out to each other and work together. I am looking forward to getting most students regularly competing in December. "