The Haines Glacier Bards, the school’s drama debate and forensics team, brought home first, second- and third-place awards from a Juneau tournament.

The DDF team competed against high school teams from Thunder Mountain, Juneau Douglas, Mount Edgecumbe, Ketchikan, Sitka and Skagway on Nov. 2 and 3.

Dylan Chapell took home a first-place award for his humorous interpretation of David Sedaris’ essay “Just a quick email,” a monologue from the “point of view of a woman’s catty thank you note for a wedding gift,” DDF coach Hannah Bochart said.

Chapell was honored with a command performance, Bochart said. At the close of the competition, he performed the monologue in front of the entire tournament audience.

Eli Williamson won a second place with a debut informative speech he wrote about the failed expansion of the Swedish empire. “It was an extremely well-researched piece that he put together all on his own,” Bochart said. “It was his first tournament performing it.”

Tanna and Kai Dixon won second place with a mime piece set to music they created five days before the tournament. “They have an escalating sibling fight over a game controller,” Bochart said. “It’s quite comedic and true to life, I assume.”

Tanna Dixon and Max White won third place with a duet from David Lindsay-Abaire’s play “Rabbit Hole.”

“This is their second time placing with that piece,” Bochart said. “They took second place in the Haines tournament. They’re doing quite well with this piece.”

Nathan Haas took home sixth place with a humorous interpretation.

Competitors perform the same pieces at tournaments, and polish them as the season progresses. The next tournament is scheduled for Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at Mount Edgecumbe High school in Sitka.