In the schools
More than 400 students from 34 teams recently competed in the Eastern Montana Speech, Debate and Drama Kickoff at Skyview High. The tournament, co-sponsored by Billings Public Schools and Shepherd Schools, is the first in a season that concludes with a state tournament at the end of January. Listed are any area students who placed first through third. Complete results are available at sites.google.com/site/forensicsatskyview/home/results
Novice Lincoln Douglas
First: Emmalyn Aley, West High
First: Tyler Linfesty and Matthew Wilkinson, West High
Second: Zoe Thomae and Kennedy Deming, Laurel High
Second: Brandon Muessig, Skyview High
First: Paige Chappell, Shepherd High
Second: Hannah Kopp, Laurel High
SPOI (A-B-C only)
Second: Jacob Sironen, Red Lodge High
Third: Abigail Oltrogge, Skyview High
Third: Elijah Erekson, Senior High
Second: West High
Third: Skyview High
First: Laurel High
First: Shepherd High
Second: Arbogast and Stevens, Huntley Project High
Third: Maida and Noble, Laurel High
First: LePage and Ketterling, Huntley Project High
Second: Miller and Riedlinger, Laurel High
First: Darity and LePage, Huntley Project High
Third: Tauer and Combs, Huntley Project High
Third: Gareth Servis, Roundup High
First: Jessamyn Reichert, Laurel High
Third: Kati Darity, Huntley Project High
First: Laurel High
First: Huntley Project High
First: Belfry High
The following students recently received Standout Student Awards from Arts Without Boundaries:
Jack Davies, band and orchestra member at West High
Julien Rollins, band member at Senior High
Nichole Unsworth, choir member at West High
Alexander Wood, band member at Central High
The awards are given in recognition of students who excel in visual and performing arts, through individual achievement, community involvement, leadership and participation in the arts community of Billings. They are nominated by teachers.
Montana FFA members recently participated in the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Approximately 650 Montana students attended the convention where they engaged in competitions, leadership workshops, tours and educational seminars. This year, the annual event attracted almost 70,000 members from across the nation.
During the Career and Leadership Development competition at this year’s convention, the Shepherd FFA chapter was awarded silver (second place) in parliamentary procedure in the Conduct of Meetings category. Full results of this year’s competitions are available at ffa.org/event-results.
The next planned event for Montana’s FFA members is the Montana John Deere Ag Expo, Nov. 15-17. Hundreds of high school students from throughout the Northwest will gather on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman for a variety of contests and opportunities for youth to learn about agriculture in Montana. The expo, organized by the Montana FFA Foundation, is the second largest FFA gathering to occur each year.
Dylan Siroky, of Billings, recently graduated from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton with an associate of applied science degree in electrical technology.