Below-zero temperatures haven’t frozen the hot streak of the Buffalo High School speech and debate team, which continued to perform well during its first two February competitions.

The team traveled to the largest tournament of the year, held at Natrona County High School in Casper, on the weekend of Feb. 1-2. The BHS team went up against more than 800 competitors from across the state.

In drama, Hollis Mantle broke into quarterfinals and semifinals. She was ranked 10th overall.

On Feb. 8 and 9, the BHS team traveled to the Dogie Invitational in Newcastle. The team took home the second-place trophy in the small schools divisions.

Mantle advanced to the final round in both the humor and drama competitions. She won first place in both events.

Two BHS competitors advanced to the final round – or Super Congress – in the congressional debate competition. Wolfgang Wuerker took home the first-place trophy, while Clayton Beasley took third.

Wuerker also captured a third-place trophy in the Lincoln-Douglas debate competition.

Logan Rubottom took fifth place in the humor competition, while the team of Elizabeth Farris and Sydney Hall took fifth in the duet competition.

In original oratory, Aloura Goodson advanced to the finals, where she placed seventh. 

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