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Team Competes

Cindy Ramunno
Vail Daily/Bret HartmanThe Battle Mountain speech team debates a question Wednesday if an A-average student should be required to take semester exams.
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Battle Mountain High School’s speech and debate team competed recently for the first time in Brush, Colo., and the competitive season for the team is officially under way.

“Jessie Hanson received a first place in solo acting and Hanson and Fred Epstein received third place in duet humor,” says coach Suzanne Foster.

On October 11th, the speech and debate team hosted around 275 students from around the state at the 14th Annual Battle Mountain Speech Meet.



The students gathered at the school to show off their skills and the results are in:

Debate: superior rating – Chelsea Buniger; excellent ratings – Josie Sutner, McClees Stephens, Rolena Richardson and Amy Donaldson.

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Duet humor: superior rating – Jessie Hanson and Fred Epstein

Creative Storytelling: excellent rating – Aaron Quintana

Impromptu Speaking: superior ratings – Kayla Cheatham and Josie Sutner



Dramatic Interpretation: excellent rating – Rebecca Richardson

The team will travel to Summit County on Saturday.

For more information on this program or other programs at Battle Mountain, call 328-2930.


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