By A.J. Etherington
The Courier 

GHS Orators and Thespians Open Year With Dramatic Flair


November 6, 2019

Courtesy Photo / For the Courier

The Scottie Speech and Drama Team poses with their individual and team awards following their first place perfomance in Havre. Pictured left to right, Back row: Hunter Towner, Chase Tarum, Fynn Sukut, Austin Babb, Isabelle Griffin, Ian Wright, Donny Brabeck, Ben Kompel and Talon Lafin. Middle Row: Jodi Griffin, Harley Cook, Kristina McGee (assistant coach), Bailee Baxter, Mason Swenson and Kim Kompel (assistant coach). Front Row: Ethan Mitchell, Hailee Richardson, Kellee Hall and Raelee Dowden.

The Glasgow High School Scottie Speech and Drama team travelled to Havre over the weekend to test their skills on the stage and they did not disappoint. Taking along a total of 15 competitors the Scotties claimed three top slots with Donny Brabeck claiming first in Lincoln-Douglas debate; Isabelle Griffin claiming first in Dramatic Solo; and Ian Wright taking the top slot in Humorous Oral Interpretation. The team also claimed a total of four other podium slots and took home the Class B trophies for both Speech and Drama.

"Best meet of my coaching career," said Scottie head coach Jodi Griffin. "This team is going to have a great season." Griffin moved to Glasgow via Sunburst where she coached the speech and debate team for two years and picked up the assistant coach position last year. She assumed control of the team going into the 2019 season and is optimistic about the group's year to come.

In regards to their performance in Havre she was unequivocal about how she felt about it, saying it was "an amazing day for this amazing group of kids."

The Scottie Speech and Drama team will head to Poplar on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Scottie Invitational will be the following week on Nov. 16. Griffin said she is looking for volunteers to help with judging events, no experience required. To assist you can sign up at or by emailing Griffin at Judges training will be held Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium for those that have signed up to help at the meet.

Results from the Havre Invitational:

First Place Drama Class B School - GLASGOW

First Place Speech Class B School - GLASGOW

Donny Brabeck-1st Lincoln Douglas Debate

Isabelle Griffin -1st Dramatic Solo

Ian Wright - 1st Humorous Oral Interpretation

Ben Kompel- 2nd Impromptu

Talon Laffin-3rd Humorous Oral Interpretation

Mason Swensen-3rd Memorized Public Address

Chase Tarum & Hunter Towner-3rd Humorous Duo

Fynn Sukut & Bailee Baxter -4th Humorous Duo

Harley Cook-4th Humorous Solo

Austin Babb-4th Dramatic Oral Interpretation

Ethan Mitchell-6th Dramatic Oral Imterpretation

Kellee Hall-9th Humorous Oral Interpretation

Hailee Richardson -10th Humorous Oral Interpretation


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