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Great Falls Speech and Debate Tournament

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CMR High School's halls were filled today but not all of the students were from CMR, in fact most of them were from other parts of Montana.

"Today and yesterday we have a tournament going on for speech and debate, we got all the double A schools here and competing in 14 different events. We've had a pretty good time," says Great Falls High Coach, Keith Davey.

Students got their chance to shine as they gave speeches and debated their way to try and become the number one debate school in Montana.

"Basically breaks down into speech or debate and with speech they write speeches or they perform that's already been written and they and they learn how to use their voice to communicate," says Davey.

For some it's their first tournament others are veterans of debate but all who are participating have work very hard to get here and are ready to compete.

"Very excited, this is my first actual real tournament that I have gone to. I went to a sort of beginning tournament where it didn't really matter but this is the first tournament that I, it's very important that I do well in this tournament so I'm very excited," says first time debater, Michael Carroll.

"I guess it means a lot pretty much for school and us personally I mean it just feels really good to know that you beat at least 4 of the 5 people that you went against in the first 5 rounds I guess it's just a confidence booster and it feels really nice," says veteran debater, Darron Martinez.

"It's not really that much different except we are more confident with our arguments because we know what we are doing a lot better than when we are first beginning, you get more into the details of things more into definitions," says veteran debater, Miranda Shular.

With community volunteer help and the Uptown Optimist clubs sponsorship CMR was able to put on a fantastic tournament.

"Through the entire thing they do get a first place plaque for their efforts but they have spent countless hours just getting ready to be here and so they get together and get to meet kids from all around the state, compete and see who gets first place," explains Davey.

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