Monday, October 23, 2017

Butte Travel Info

Richest Hill on Earth Tournament

Oct. 27 & 28, 2017

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 midnight—we’ll have the kids call when we reach Lakeside.

We will be staying at the Best Western Butte Plaza Inn -- # 494-0345

Coaches Attending:         
Mrs. O’Donnell, Mr. O’Donnell, Mrs. Dilworth, Mrs. Nordwall, Mr. Wilson

Tourney Schedule:                       
Speech and Legi (extemp draw ½ hour prior to round)

Friday                                                             Saturday
Round 1:           4:00 pm                                    Round 4:           8:30 am
Round 2:           6:00 pm                                    Round 5:           10:30 am
Round 3:           8:00 pm                                    Semifinals:        1:00 pm
          Finals:               3:00 pm

Friday                                                            Saturday
Round 1:           4:00 pm                                    Round 4:           8:00 am
Round 2:           6:00 pm                                    Round 5:           10:00 am
Round 3:           8:00 pm                                    Quarters:           12:00 pm
                                                                           Semifinals:        2:00 pm
          Finals:               4:00 pm

The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Butte High School auditorium at 6:30 pm.

Please remember to bring your WATER BOTTLES and TIMERS. Also, bring money for at least one meal and concessions.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A New Season


The 2017-2018 season is right around the corner.

If you have any questions about the upcoming season, see Mrs. O'Donnell in PA 30.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Nationals 2017


Sophia Skwarchuk received a gorgeous trophy 
in recognition of being a 

  • Noah Love placed 7th in the nation out of 256 LD Debaters! He automatically qualifies to return to nationals next year in Florida.
  • Tristan Phillips made it to the top 25 (out of 333) in Informative speaking, just missing semi-finals and auto-qualification.

Flathead had another incredible showing this year.

In addition to this year's accolades, FHS has had a DUO finish 11th in the nation, auto-qualifying for the following year (Wyatt Dykhuizen/Parker Kouns), and two 6th place finalists in Impromptu speaking (Wyatt McGillen & Sophia Skwarchuk), all within the last three years. Way to go, team!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Food & Fun

5 Flathead High School Students
to the 

National Speech and Debate Tournament

June 17-24, 2017 - Birmingham, Alabama


Wednesday, May 31         
Buffalo Wild Wings                                20% of sales, including alcoholic beverages from redeemed coupons donated 
Must print coupon and take it with you 


To make donations directly please make checks payable to: 
FHS Speech and Debate Parent Group
Flathead High School
644 4th Avenue West 
Kalispell, MT  59901

* Or visit our GoFundMe site at: *

Monday, February 27, 2017

2017 Awards Night!

Our annual FULL TEAM awards banquet
will be in the commons on 
Tuesday, March 7th, from 6:30-8:30 PM.
We'll be announcing all annual 
JV & varsity awards, 
the Murphy Debate Scholarship
and varsity letter winners.
Please dress in competition clothing 
and bring your families.

Monday, February 13, 2017

NSDA Results

2017 National Qualifiers

June 18-23, 2017

Sophia Skwarchuk-IX, Noah Love-LD, Rebecca Vance-Original Oratory, Tristan Phillips-Informative

We also earned 6 alternates:
Rebecca Vance & Conrad Hedinger - Duo
Tanis Hadwin - Informative
America Mason - Oratory
Nikki Sauter - POI
Carolina Sierra - International Extemp


The Leading Chapter Award is given in recognition of outstanding accomplishment. According to the NSDA: 

"This coveted honor, based on student participation, is the highest level of recognition you can receive from the Association.  Only one school in each district earns this designation each year, and each school must wait at least five years before being eligible again. Out of more than 3,000 member schools nationwide, your school is one of only 110 to receive the ​Leading Chapter Award."

Congratulations, Team! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Great falls Info

Travel Info for Great Falls
NSDA National Qualifying Tournament

The bus will leave from FHS on Friday morning 7:00 AM sharp. DON’T BE LATE.Our expected return is sometime between 12:00-1:00 AM on Saturday—we’ll have the kids call when we reach Lakeside.

We will be staying at the Comfort Inn

Coaches Attending:
Mrs. O’Donnell, Mr. Antley, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Mason, Mr. Guthrie

Tourney Schedule:    

Debate Events—Policy, PF, LD 
Friday, February 10th                                                          
4pmRD 1All Debate
6pmRD 2All Debate
8pmRD 3All Debate
Saturday, February 11th
8amRD 4All Debate
10amRD 5All Debate
12pmRD 6All Debate
2pmRD 7All Debate
3:30pmRD 8All Debate
5pmRD 9All Debate
Saturday, February 11th Only
8:00 AMRe-Register
8:45 AMOrg. Meeting
9:00 AMSession 1
1:00 PMSession 2
Speech Events—DUO, HI, DI, OO, POI, INF
Friday, February 10th      
4:00 PMRD 1All Speech
6:00 PMRD 2All Speech
8:00 PMRD 3No Inf, OO, POI, Duo

 Saturday, February 11th
9:00 AMRD 4All Speech Events except IX & DX
11:00 AMRD 5All Speech Events
2:00 PMSemisAll Speech Events
4:00 PMFinalsAll Speech Events

Extemp – IX, USX
Friday, February 11th 
4:00 PMRD 1Draw 3:30 PM
5:00 PMRD 2Draw 4:30 PM
6:00 PMRD 2Draw 5:30 PM
7:00 PMRD 2Draw 6:30 PM
 8:00 PMRD 3 Draw 7:30 PM
9:00 PMRD 3Draw 8:30 PM
 Saturday, February 12th
9:00 AMRD 4Draw 8:30
10:00 AMRD 4Draw 9:30 AM
11:00 AMSemisDraw 10:30AM
1:00 PMSemisDraw 12:30 PM
2:00 PMFinalsDraw 1:30 PM
4:00 PMFinalsDraw 3:30 PM

Awards Ceremony Immediately following rounds 
in the Great Falls High Auditorium

Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 State Results


Bozeman 157.5
Glacier 149.5
Flathead 87.5

America Mason (10) 2nd Place (All-State)
Rebecca Vance (113rd Place (All-State)
Emma Thompson (10) 6th Place
Tristan Phillips  (11) 3rd Place (All-State)
Sienna Riley (114th Place (All-State)
Julia Wynne (09) 5th Place
Grace Cady (11) STATE CHAMPION
Sophia Skwarchuk (12) 4th Place (All-State)
Carolina Sierra (12) 6th Place
Sophia Skwarchuk (12) 3rd Place (All-State)
Carolina Sierra (12) 7th Place
Reed Miller (10) 8th Place
Kayli Burback (12) 7th Place
Anne Burtsfield (10) & Toby Diegel (108th Place

Sierra Dilworth (10) 4th Place (All-State)
Annabelle Pukas (10) & Josh Wolf (12) 5th Place

Kaitlyn Dittmer (10)
Morgan Kelly (10)
Sidney Frandsen (10)
Noah Love
Sophia Skwarchuk
Tristan Phillips
Kayli Burback

Friday, January 20, 2017

State Travel Info

TIME. . . FOR. . . STATE!

The bus will leave from FHS on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 PM sharp. DON’T BE LATE. Our expected return is sometime between 2:00-3:00 AM on Saturday—we’ll have the kids call when we reach Lakeside.

We will be staying at Mountain View Hotel
# 522-8686

Coaches Attending:
Mrs. O’Donnell, Mr. O’Donnell, Mr. Antley, Mrs. Dilworth, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Mason, Mrs. Dykhuizen, Ms. Hirsch

Tourney Schedule:              

Friday, Speech & Legi                                   Saturday
Round I        4:30pm                   Round IV (all)                  8:30 am
Round II       6:30 pm                 Round V (all)                    10:30am
Round III     8:30pm                  Octas Debate           12:00 pm
                                                  Semis Speech                   1:00 pm
Friday, Debate                       Debate Quarters        2:00 pm
Round I        4:00pm                  Speech Finals                    3:30 pm
           Round II     6:00 pm                   Debate Semis            4:00pm
           Round III     8:00pm                  Debate Finals            6:00 pm

Extemp draw will be held 30 minutes before each round

Awards ceremony will be held in the Hawk Gym after debate finals

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Butte Results


Flathead finished 3rd
We had a total of 14 finalists:

INFORMATIVE:  Tristan Phillips (3rd), Julia Wynne (5th) 

ORATORY:  America Mason (1st), Rebecca Vance (4th), Emma Thompson (5th)

MPATayler Jakeway (6th), Morgan Kelly (8th)

DI:  Moriah Schutt (7th)

DuoKorbyn Howe/Connor Waggneer (5th)

ImpromptuSophia Skwarchuk (3rd)
Extemp: Sophia Skwarchuk (3rd)

Public Forum: Annabelle Pukas/Josh Wolf (8th)

Pride Award Winners: Annabelle Pukas & Moriah Schutt