By Sharon LaBonty
For The Courier 

Another Good Meet For GHS Speech and Drama

Scotties Send Five To Finals In Speech


The Glasgow High School Speech & Drama team competed at the Huntley Project Invitational Meet on Saturday. There were 26 schools competing at this meet with over 350 students participating.

Coach John LaBonty said, “A meet this size is a good tune-up for Divisionals and State. We were real proud of how our kids did.”

The highlight of the meet was Glasgow’s two pantomime competitors. They ended the day tied but due to a tie breaking system, freshman Machaela Cathy took first place with her piece entitled “First Day on the Job”. Senior Bridger Sanders was second with his “Tango for Two”.

Hailey Stone placed third in Serious Solo. Also competing in drama were Rachel Overby and James Fauth in Humorous Duo; Kylie Cook in Serious Solo; Amanda McDonald and Paige Schmidt in Humorous Duo; and Kat Geer and Kayla Harrington in Serious Duo.

On the Speech side, five Scotties made it to finals. Two freshmen, Rachel Sigmundstad and Maria Morris competed in Spontaneous Oral Interpretation, placing fourth and seventh.

Max Knodel wrote a speech about “National Stereotyping” which took sixth place in Original Oratory. Serious Oral Interpretation had 36 people competing; Glasgow’s Sija Laffin and Ethan Jamba placed fifth and sixth.

Also competing in speech were: Humorous Oral Interpretation - Andy Brandt, Ember Barnett and Amber Omara; and Jared Chalmers in Impromptu Speaking.

The Team travels to Shepherd to compete at the Eastern Class B-C Divisional Meet on Saturday.

The top six competitors in each of the 16 events qualify for state competition. The Montana Class B-C State Meet is in Glasgow on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

There’s still time to volunteer, if you would like to be involved in making this exciting event a success. Contact John or Sharon LaBonty at 228-9208.


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