Saturday, December 8th, the Buffalo High School Forensics team traveled to Thermopolis for their first tournament of the season and they had an outstanding weekend.
Several of the new members, or novices, competed as well, in what was their very first tournament ever.
Novice students Josh Gray, Kameesha Morris, and Vinsent Williams all had wonderful performances, but just missed advancing to finals.
In Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Brianna Taylor won every round during the tournament and brought home the first-place trophy.
In Congressional Debate, several students competed including novice Caleb Burridge and returning senior Kaleb Moseman.
Rex Yeigh made several speeches and ended the tournament in fourth place.
Heidi Hauck had an outstanding day and with her skills as chairperson and speaker, she earned first place overall.
In Varsity Extemporaneous Speech Mark Carranza earned straight second place ranks, which placed him second overall. Carranza was second only to teammate Cody Giles, who swept first place in every round, which gave him the first-place trophy.
“Since this was the first tournament this year we didn’t know exactly what to expect from the students,” said Coach Walter Farwell. “But they had all been working really well in practice and they performed up to their potential, which was really encouraging when looking at what they might accomplish during the rest of the season. This was the first outing for our novices, and while none of them were able to make it into finals, they all earned some valuable experience. We are looking forward to our next tournament in Spearfish, South Dakota.”
* Thanks to Coach Walter Farwell for the information.