Baker takes on State Speech & Drama

By Rachel Rost

On Jan. 25, the Baker Spartans competed in the first day of the State B-C Speech and Drama tournament in Three Forks which hosted 44 schools over the two days of competition. Baker took 9 competitors, 5 of whom ultimately stood on the podium at the awards ceremony. Zachery Craig placed 3rd in Lincoln Douglas Debate; Caleb Rost and Rachel Rost placed 3rd in Classical Theater; Olivia Gunderson placed 2nd in Humorous Solo; and Devon Solberg took 1st place in Humorous Solo for the fourth year in a row. Altogether, the points scored by these individuals placed Baker 4th overall in drama, although trophies are only awarded for the first three places. “I’m incredibly proud of how the team did at state,” says Coach Darby Martin. “We faced tough competition, but ended the season on a high note.”