DDF debate wins big at Haines tournament
Molly Prysunka / Submitted photo
Matthew Covalt and Tyler Eagle were top placers in the debate portion of the Haines High School Drama, Debate and Forensics tournament last weekend.
With their trip to Haines last weekend, the Wrangell High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team is mid-season in regional competitions involving teams from Ketchikan, Sitka, Mt. Edgecumbe, Juneau, Thunder Mountain and Haines.
Wrangell's two Debate teams, comprising Tyler Eagle and Matthew Covalt, and Lorenzo Silva and Blaine Wilson, both won seven debates in the last two Sitka and Haines tournaments. The team of Eagle and Covalt also previously won four debates in Juneau before the second team began competing.
DDF head coach Michele Galla gave a recap of the team’s most recent trip.
“All of our drama and forensics members have now also earned final placements in their events,” Galla said. “Our Reader's Theater, ‘Thursday,’ performed by Haley Reed, Malachi Cole, Molly Prysunka, Blaine Wilson, Courtney Haggard and Victoria Ingram, won the Command Performance in Juneau and took third place overall in Juneau and Sitka.”
The forensics speakers: Haley Reed, Ben Florschutz and Xavier Shepler also made the final in Juneau and Sitka. In Extemporaneous Commentary, Haley Reed placed 3rd in Juneau and Xavier Shepler placed 4th in Sitka. Ben Florschutz placed 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking in Juneau.
The next DDF meet will be held in Ketchikan on Jan. 18-19. The state tournament takes place in Anchorage, Feb. 14-16.
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