The Columbia Falls speech and debate team took first among Class A schools at the Garden City Tournament on Nov. 9 and 10.
The Wildcats scored 54 points while Hamilton took second with 37.5 points.
“Our team really pulled together on Saturday with students in semifinals in every event,” coach Tara Norick said.
The Cats had first-place finishes by Meredith Stolte in oratory, Yeo Chung in expository and Mason Gedlaman in impromptu speaking.
The Cats were up against tough Class AA competition as well as two Class B schools.
The Cats will head to Hamilton this weekend for their first Class A meet.
Other results include:
Varsity policy debate
13th - Erick Franklund and Colter Norick; 15th - Mara Barnes and Monique Schoech
Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate
5th - Allison Foust
7th - Kaitlin Barnes
Novice policy debate
11th - Madi Mantell and Stephen Lindsey
13th - Cody Phillips
1st - Yeo Chung
4th - Baylee Brinton
Serious oral interpretation
13th - Bailey Duke
Humorous oral interpretation
9th - Mason Gedlaman