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SHS Speech Team 2019

The Stevensville High School Speech, Debate and Drama team show their awards at the Corvallis Invitational, Jan. 4, 5. Back row, from left: James Gunterman, Kameron Lescantz, Alaska Duguid, Jada Burning, Joy Hendrickson, Missa Elmore, Alexsandra Morawic; middle (kneeling): Zack Koerner, holding second place Speech Sweeps trophy; front: Dani Mosser, Autumn Smalley, Dakota Armijo, Chy Vincent and Aurora Kellough.

Enjoy a free “Evening of Entertainment” presented by the Stevensville High School Speech, Debate and Drama team on Jan. 10.

The performances are a fundraiser for the team and will have a silent auction and bake sale. Donations welcome.

This is the third annual presentation with an evening full of student performances as they present drama, comedy and conflict.

SHS Head Speech Coach Sarah Piper said her students are amazing.

“They practice hard, compete for long hours weekend after weekend and still have a great sense of humor and teamwork,” Piper said. “It means so much to get to share that at our showcase with their families and friends. Getting to see them light up in front of their community is incredible.”

Assistant Coach J.W. McClintic said he is proud of all the team has accomplished so far and how they have grown as people and as performers.

Senior Missa Elmore said, “Our team is super supportive and passionate. Speech and Debate gives people a place, a niche — you get to meet people who share your interests.”

Senior Joy Hendrickson said, “There has been a lot of progress since the beginning of the season. We are happy to show people what Speech and Debate is all about.”

Senior Dani Mosser said, “Even though it is hard, it is really rewarding.”

Sophomore Alaska Duguid said, “This team is such a welcoming environment. I didn’t know how much I needed a team like this until I started.”

The SHS team competes in Montana High School Association tournaments from October through January and is also part of the National Speech & Debate Association. Roughly 25 students in grades 9-12 participate annually.

The Stevensville High School’s Speech, Debate and Drama team’s 3rd Annual Evening of Entertainment will be from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 in the SHS Gymnasium.