Led by individual state champion Julia Reiners, Polson finished in fifth place at the Class A Speech, Debate and Drama State Tournament.
The competition was held Jan. 25-26 in Belgrade.
Coach Robert DiGiallonardo stated that last year, the team finished in fourth place.
Individual state placings include: Davis Smith, second, Lincoln Douglass debate; Violet Anderson, fifth, Impromptu; Julia Reiners, first, and Taylor Bloomfield, fifth, Original Oratory; Joe McDonald and Hali Tyler, sixth, Dramatic Oral Interpretation; Tayler Owners, seventh, Humorous Oral Interpretation; and David Castillo, seventh, Dramatic Oral Interpretation.
According to DiGiallonardo, it was “a very solid year for the Pirates.”