Speech team racks up points
Moffat County High School (MCHS) speechsters traveled to George Washington High School in Denver on Oct. 30 to compete against teams from the Denver area.
Teams included Cherry Creek, Fairview, Golden, Arvada West, Denver East, Wheatridge, Dakota Ridge, Bear Creek, George Washington, Mullen, Pomona, Columbine, Chatfield, Heritage Sierra and Arvada.
MCHS students competing in the tournament included Amanda Breen, Chris Casinger, Rebecca Chadwick, Krystle Fahle-Bowler, Justin Hunsaker, Nubia Marintez, Stephanie Raschke, Ben Shellhorn, Chris Skowronski, Angela Vesely and Chris Wintemute.
Receiving superior ribbons in the competition were Casinger and Wintemute in extemporaneous speaking and Chadwick and Hunsaker in humorous interpretation of literature.
Wintemute and Casinger also received excellent ribbons in policy debate and Skowronski received an excellent ribbon in Lincoln-Douglas debate and dramatic interpretation of literature.
MCHS Speech Coach Jill Grimes believed this tournament was a great way to get ready for the MCHS home meet this weekend.
“We had a lot of fun at this tournament,” Grimes said. “It’s a good motivator for our home tournament to be held this weekend. The varsity members of the team attend (the meet) to judge the novices. It was really good for them too because they learn to appreciate the multiple task that a judge must perform while judging.”
The MCHS home invitational will be held Friday and Saturday. The team is adding a new activity called Student Congress on Friday night. The public is invited to watch this event as the students act out the job of senator and representative trying to solve problems with bills they write and debate.
The public is also welcome to observe the tournament on Saturday, which starts at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 7 p.m. at MCHS. Grimes invites those interested to stop by the tab room to get directions on how to attend the events.