Only eight of the 18 teams registered made it to the LaPorte Debate
Invitational this past weekend.
Chesterton made the treacherous travel worth it, taking home individual
titles in two events.
The varsity congressional debate team dominated the day, with seniors Andrew
Caratini and Mikaela Meyer sharing the overall event title with an
unbreakable tie. Andrea Drygas turned in a performance that finished third
Chestertonís other title came in the novice policy division, with Liz Bolek
and Sajag Agarwal going undefeated for the title.
At the varsity level, Nadia Mario and Katherine Bolek placed fifth overall.
Chesterton students were able to finish undefeated in each of the other
events, but lost due to tiebreaker decisions.
Abby Burke came in second place in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas; followed by Joy
Joll in fourth.
It was Miranda Whah and Taryn Trusty who had the undefeated day in the
varsity division of Public Forum.
At the novice level, Chase Pickford and Keegan Wong (3rd) and Mark Wilcox
and Hayden Hodge (4th) both placed.