Education briefs for Nov. 23, 2013: Moffat County High School speech team wins Grand Junction tourney |

Education briefs for Nov. 23, 2013: Moffat County High School speech team wins Grand Junction tourney

At the Tiger Talk Invitational at Grand Junction High School, the Moffat County High School speech and debate team placed first overall, and won numerous other honors during the tournament, placing in most events.

Name or Team, place, win-loss

Public Forum debate

Leo Kullman/Derek Maiolo, 1st, 3-0

Chris Kling/Trey Choice 2nd, 3-0

Treann Quick/Tiffany Lingo, 2-1

Kolton Nash/Jake Stewart, 1-2

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Brandon Christensen, 1-2

Dramatic Interpretation

Derek Maiolo, 1st

Jake Stewart, 2nd

Poetry Interpretation

Micheal Hough, 4th

Kolton Nash, 5th

Original Oratory

Tiffany Lingo, 4th

Pearl Wyman, 5th

United States Extemporaneous Speaking

Leo Kullman, 3rd

International Extemporaneous Speaking

Trey Choice, 4th

Congressional Debate

Derek Maiolo, 1st

Trey Choice, 1st

Leo Kullman, 3rd

MCHS music students participate in Honor Band

Members of the Moffat County High School band program and director John Bolton attended the District 8 Northwest Honor Band event Nov. 15 and 16 in Aspen, hosted by Colorado Music Educators Association. The event featured bands from 16 regional schools, including Hayden, Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Meeker and Rangely.

Jefferson County music teacher Stephen Martin served as guest conductor. Participants played several musical selections, such as Matt Conoway’s “Pursuit,” Rosaro Gallante’s “Redemption” and highlights from the score to Pixar’s “Brave,” as arranged by Sean O’Loughlin.

The following is a list of MCHS students who were part of the performance:

French horn

Laura Secules, first chair

Nicole Ferree, second chair

Christa Bird

Courtney Shanebrook


Ryan Secules, first chair

Wes Atkin, second chair


Bekah Bird, first chair

Keith Smith


Caitlin Harjes

Allie Dilldine

Tutoring available to high school students

Moffat County High School students in need of a little extra help in the subjects of English and math are eligible to receive free tutoring at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays for English and Thursdays for math in CNCC’s Room 120.

Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.

College publication seeking submissions

Colorado Northwestern Community College is looking for talented artists of all media for its sixth annual publication “Waving Hands Review.”

The magazine publishes each spring with entries from community members, including fiction, poetry, essays, photography, drawings and many other creations.

The deadline to submit materials is Feb. 15.

For more information, call 970-675-3243 or visit

High school to offer talent show Dec. 12

Moffat County High School’s talent show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 12.

Each act must feature at least one current MCHS student, must not exceed five minutes in length, should not endanger the performer or audience in any way and should be completely school-appropriate.

Entry forms are available in the main office, and can be turned in during the first planning meeting at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in Room 320.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

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