The Whitefish speech and debate team took second overall at a competitive tournament in Columbia Falls last weekend.
Columbia Falls took first overall in sweepstakes points, with Frenchtown coming in third.
Bethany Barnes led the way for the team with a first place in informative speaking. Elizabeth Campbell finished just behind at second.
Lucy Schnidler took first in dramatic interpretation and fourth in humorous interpretation.
Abigail Bowden took second in extemporaneous speaking and Barnes also took third.
Head coach Sara Mueller said she’s happy with the way her students are coming along early in the season.
“We are really starting to find our groove across all events,” she said.
The team will compete in Stevensville on Dec. 1, following Thanksgiving break.
At Columbia Falls
Extemporaneous: 2. Abigail Bowden, 3. Bethany Barnes
Humorous interpretation: 4. Lucy Schindler, 5. Rally Belcher
Informative: 1. Bethany Barnes, 2. Elizabeth Campbell
Dramatic interpretation: 1. Lucy Schindler, 6. Naya Brigette
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: 6. Lilly Butts
Public forum debate: 7. Mary Hooks and Ian Lacey
Policy debate: 6. Dani Mayeaux and Aidan McMahan
Sweepstakes: 1. Columbia Falls, 2. Whitefish, 3. Frenchtown