Last weekend the Buffalo High School Speech team traveled to the Rapid City Stevens tournament. This event featured schools from throughout South Dakota and parts of Wyoming.
It was a competitive tournament featuring talent from a number of established programs including the extremely competitive Aberdeen High School, who many believe may be this year's South Dakota State Champion.
Buffalo had a fine showing placing 3 out of 5 of its competing crew in the top six in each of their competitive areas.
Heidi Hauck placed sixth overall in a very competitive congressional debate event. This is the 4th tournament in a row in which she has placed in the top six.
Kameesha Morris placed 3rd overall in her division of Lincoln/Douglas debate, just missing final round competition on a tie-breaker.
Nick Henry also placed third overall, beating a challenging Aberdeen competitor in the 4th round. Nick missed advancing to the final round by a tie breaker.
“The BHS Speech Team has had a history of placing well at tournaments. I can only recall three tournaments in the last 21 years that we have failed to either advance a competitor to elimination rounds or place in the top six at the event. This includes regional and national competition. As a school and community we are proud of these kids - and they have earned it,” said Coach Walter Farwell.
Buffalo High School was recognized as an outstanding speech and debate program in the small school division at the tournament.