Josh and Michael Fuller from the Helena High Speech and Debate Team

Our speakers this week were Michael and Josh Fuller, members of the Helena High School Speech and Debate Team. They have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Finals in Salt Lake City next month. The twin brothers will be presenting their Duo Interpretation, which is where two competitors team up to deliver a ten-minute performance of a published play or story. Using off-stage focus, competitors convey emotion and environment through a variety of performance techniques focusing on the relationships and interactions between the characters. No props or costumes are used. Michael and Josh selected a story about the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and how they have been changed by Disney to be more vanilla flavored than the original versions. Their presentation was fun to watch!
Since the Helena School District does not support travel for the Speech and Debate Team, they are raising funds to cover their cost of attendance at the national competition.