The Bozeman High School Hawkers speech and debate team won the Dusty Roads Invitational meet Dec. 6 and 7 in Helena.

Eleven of the 14 largest AA Montana high schools competed. The three Billings schools weren't allowed to travel in the severe cold weather.

The Hawkers scored 146 points to take first place, followed by Kalispell's Flathead High with 123 points and Glacier High with 121 points.

Hawk debaters Anna Atwell and Ruby Speth won first place in varsity policy debate, followed by Ben Kelly and Kayleigh Abbott winning second place. Sean VanDyke won first in varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Hawkers also had a good showing in speech events, with partners Isaiah Bertagnolli and Camille Landon placing second in duo interpretation, and Dani Daley second in memorized public address.

Other results for Bozeman students were:

  • Varsity policy debate: Monica Robinson and Natasha Sullivan placed fourth.
  • Lincoln-Douglas debate: Jeff Kampfe, fourth; Kurt Swimley, seventh.
  • Public forum debate: Natalie Wilkinson and Mary Newton, eighth.
  • Memorized public address: Martha Krebill, third.
  • Serious interpretation: Jaleh Brown, third.
  • Extemporaneous speaking: Dani Daley, seventh.
  • Humorous interpretation: Nate Breigenzer, eighth.
  • Original oratory: Katherine Budeski, fifth.
  • Expository speaking, Maggie Russell, seventh.