Monday, October 7, 2019

National Recognition

Flathead High School’s speech & debate team 
was named to the 
National Speech & Debate Association’s 
TOP 100 schools in the nation 
 for the 2018-2019 academic year, 
ranking 97th out of the more than 3,000 
 member schools nationwide!

According to Executive Director J. Scott Wunn, the selected schools “demonstrated outstanding participation and achievement in speech and debate activities” and were chosen based on “competitive and service-related” performance.

Additionally, we were also recognized as a prestigious Societe’ de 300 program, which is based on the number of kids successfully competing in our program. This accolade places us in the top 3% of programs in the nation!

The two awards are based on separate criteria – the TOP 100 is competitive success and the Societe’de 300 is the strength of our program based on the success and participating number of students.

Congratulations, team!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Returners Meeting

Returners Meeting!

On Monday, September 30th, we will have the first meeting for all returning speech team members (both JV & varsity). 
The meeting will be after school in PA 30 at 3:30

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

2019 Camp Registration NOW OPEN!

Do you love to argue, perform, write, or hope to attend a great college

Flathead High School is proud to offer our

Middle School Speech and Debate Camp 
Join our team counselors for fun, food, and friendly competition!
$70 Participation fee includes materials, daily snacks, and a t-shirt
  • ¨      June 24th-27th at Flathead High School
  • ¨      Mon-Thurs 9am-12pm
  • ¨      Open to any student currently in 5-8th grade
  • ¨      For any questions, please email asst. coach Kyla Niva at: nivak@sd5.k12.mt.us or call 406-270-3806
  • ¨      Register online at https://nivak5.wixsite.com/mrs-niva/speech 

Speech Camp runs the SAME week as our FHS Theatre Camp! 
Register for both for full days. Speech Camp is 9am-12pm, Theatre Camp 1pm-4pm.
Email for more information regarding Theatre Camp.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Team Awards Night

It's time to celebrate the season and this team's accomplishments!

Our annual FULL TEAM awards banquet
will be in the commons on 
Thursday, March 7th, 
from 6:00-8:00 PM. 
We'll be announcing all annual 
JV VARSITY awards, 

Please dress in competition clothing 
and bring your families.

Monday, February 4, 2019

NSDA Tournament Schedule

NSDA National Qualifier
Feb. 8-9, 2019
The bus will leave from FHS on THURSDAY after school by 4:00 PM sharp.  Students will be school sponsored for the full day Friday, and our expected return is early Sunday morning (3:00-4:00 am)—we’ll have the kids call when we get close.

THURS: Comfort Suites Bozeman
FRIDAY: Lexington Inn & Suites Billings

Coaches Attending: 
Mrs. O’Donnell, Mr. Antley, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Wilson

Tourney Schedule: 
All events will take place at Billings West High School.

Schedule for the Montana Qualifier -- February 8-9, 2019


Monday, January 7, 2019

Great Falls Travel Info

GREAT FALLS Invitational
Jan. 11-12, 2019
Students will be school sponsored for the full day Friday, and the bus will leave from FHS at 7:00 AM sharp. DON’T BE LATE. Our expected return is sometime around 1:00 AM —we’ll have the kids call when we reach Lakeside.

We will be staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites (406) 363-2940

Coaches Attending: 
Mrs. O’Donnell, Mr. O'Donnell, Mrs. Dilworth, Mr. Antley, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Wilson

Tourney Schedule:  
                 FRIDAY, JAN. 11th

       Speech                                        Debate
Rd. 1     4:00 PM                        Rd. 1     4:00 PM   
Rd. 2     6:00 PM                        Rd. 2     6:00 PM
Rd. 3     8:00 PM                        Rd. 3     8:00 PM

                  SATURDAY, JAN. 12th

 Speech                                            Debate
Rd. 4     8:30 AM                         Rd. 4     8:00 AM   
Rd. 5     10:30 AM                       Rd. 5     10:00 AM
Semis    1:00 PM                         Qrtrs     12:00 PM
Finals    3:00 PM                         Semis    2:00 PM
                                                 Finals     4:00 PM

Extemp draw 30 minutes prior to the start of each round in room 228

Students gather in the CMR Cafeteria

Other Items:
Dress in Competition clothes throughout the day (including the awards)
Remember your TIMERS!

Corvallis Results


FHS 1st place 

Varsity LD: Sierra Dilworth (1st)Alan Tayor (3rd), Eva Bruce (5th), Annabelle Pukas (7th) 

Varsity Policy: Lucas Coulter/Braden Anderson (5th)

Extemp: Scott O'Donnell (2nd), Simon Lamm (8th)

IMPScott O'Donnell (1st), John Shelton (4th), Sam Wallace (5th), Leah Spangler (8th)

MPA: Korbyn Howe (2nd)Giles Jochim (6th), Tanis Hadwin (7th)

OOJulia Wynne(1st), Emma Thompson(2nd)Carson Robison (3rd), Colter Girardot (4th), Sarabeth Rogge (5th),
Anna Christensen (6th)

INFBohdi Hollman (1st)Savannah Metzler (2nd)Julia Wynne (3rd), John Shelton (4th)

POICarson Robison (1st)James Francis (2nd), Aria Scovel (4th)

HIJonah Love (1st)James Francis (2nd), Alix Major (4th)

DI: Toby Diegel (6th)

Duo: Tanis Hadwin/Jonah Love(3rd), Alix Major/Korbyn Howe(3rd)

     Pride Award Winners: 
     Ryan Vosen, Toby Diegel, 
     Carson Robison, & James Francis

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Corvallis Travel Info

Corvallis Two-Day Invitational
Jan. 4-5, 2019
Students will be school sponsored for the full day Friday, and the bus will leave from FHS at 8:00 AM sharp. DON’T BE LATE. Our expected return is sometime between 11:00 PM and midnight—we’ll have the kids call when we reach Lakeside.

We will be staying at the Super 8 Hotel in Hamilton# (406) 363-2940

Coaches Attending: 
Mrs. O’Donnell, Mrs. Dykhuizen, Mrs. Dilworth, Mr. Antley

Tourney Schedule:  

ROUND I                  4:30 pm
ROUND II                 6:15 pm
ROUND III                8:00 pm


ROUND IV                8:00 am

ROUND V                 10:00 (Debate quarters)

SEMI-FINALS            1:00 pm

FINALS                    3:30 pm

Extemp draw will be held 30 minutes before each round


Other Items:            
Dress in Competition clothes throughout the day (including the awards)
Remember your TIMERS!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Helena Results


FHS 1st place 

Extemp: Reed Miller (3rd), Scott O'Donnell (7th)

IMP: Reed Miller (4th), John Shelton (6th), Scott O'Donnell (7th) 

MPA: Korbyn Howe (1st)Anna Christensen (6th) 

OOJulia Wynne(1st), Sarabeth Rogge(2nd)Emma Thompson(7th)

INFJohn Shelton (3rd), Julia Wynne (4th),
 Bohdi Hollman (5th),  Savannah Metzler (8th)

POIJames Francis (3rd)Carson Robison (5th)

HIJames Francis (5th), Jonah Love (7th)

DI: Toby Diegel (7th)

Duo: Alix Major/Korbyn Howe(1st), Tanis Hadwin/Jonah Love(3rd)

Legi: Melissa Roybal (1st), Jacob Beaudoin (2nd), Kianna Storm (6th)

Varsity LD: Sierra Dilworth (1st)Annabelle Pukas (6th) 

Novice Policy: Daniel Edelen/Braydan Korn (6th)

Varsity Policy: Lucas Coulter/Braden Anderson (1st)

     Pride Award Winners: 
     Eva Bruce, Korbyn Howe, 
     Kelvin Dixon, & Morgan Kelly

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Helena Travel Info

Helena Dusty Roads Invitational
Dec. 14th-15th

Students will be school sponsored for the FULL DAY on Friday. The bus will leave from FHS at 7:00 AM sharp! Please be on time. Students may dress in comfortable clothes for the bus ride. Expected return time is between 12:00-1:00 AM.


Hotel Info:  
We will be staying at LaQuinta.
The phone # is: (406) 449-4000

Coaches Attending: 
Mrs. O'Donnell, Mr. O'Donnell, Mr. Antley, Mrs. Dilworth, Mrs. Dykhuizen, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Hoskins

All Speech events will be held at Helena High School. All Debate events, including Legislative Debate, will be held at Capital High School.
Full con
cessions will be available at both schools.


Capital High School - DEBATE + LEGI

Round 1–4:00PM
Round 2–6:00 PM
Round 3--8:00PM

Round 4-8:00 AM
Round 5–10:00 AM
Quarterfinals -12:00 PM/Legi Semis
Semifinals–2:00 PM/Legi Finals
Debate Finals–4:00 PM

Big Sky High School - All SPEECH Events

Round 1–4:30 PM
Round 2–6:30 PM
Round 3–8:00 PM

Round 4-9:00 AM
Round 5-11:00 AM
Semifinals–2:00 PM
Finals–4:00 PM
 Extemp Draw 30 minutes prior to rounds

At Capital High School Auditorium at 6:30

                       PACK SNACKS and WATER BOTTLES.
Remember your TIMERS!