It was quite the weekend for the Three Forks High School Speech and Drama team.
After a successful regular season, Three Forks continued the momentum into the postseason, finishing first in Speech and second in drama at last week’s Divisional Tournament in Manhattan.
According to head coach Jonathan Sutton, the speech team had a decisive victory beating Missoula-Loyola and Manhattan for the first-place win.
Finishing first in Speech was Yen Shae Fan in Lincoln Douglas Debate and Grace Donnelly in Impromptu. Josh Williams was second in Original Oratory, Madison Griffiths placed second in Memorized Public Address, Cade Freeborn was second in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Asher Lehr was second in Humorous Oral Interpretation. Noah Murphy and Arlon Smith were also second in Public Forum Debate. Finn Hanson and Yen Hang Fan were third in Public Forum Debate.
Bella Fink was fourth in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Nick Howard finished fifth.
Des Nienhuis finished fifth in Informative Speaking. Alex Kunesh was fourth in Spontaneous Oral Interpretation.
Sutton added the Humorous Oral Interpretation students had decisive wins, with Lehr’s second-place finish, Noah Hegar finishing third, and Lydia Kluin placing fourth.
Despite only having three competitors in the two drama events, Three Forks finished third overall, with the Classical Duo team of Taeyana Gesker and Zoe Pyfer finishing in first place. Falisha Dale finished in third place in Mime.
“I’ve seen great improvement over the season overall. I am optimistic going into the State Competition this weekend at Huntley Project,” Sutton said.