School faced off against the majority of teams from the northern third of
Indiana at the Dawn Troyer Commemorative tournament, hosted by Penn High
CHS continued its
dominance in Lincoln-Douglas debate despite a topic change this month.
Debating the publicís right to know about a public officialís personal life;
the team took four of the top seven places in the varsity division. Jonathan
Sumita won his first tournament of the year, followed closely by teammates
Zachary Mullins in second place. Both debaters were undefeated on the day.
Elli Didonna came in sixth while Bella Auricchio was seventh. Elia Livovich
was CHSís highest placing novice Lincoln-Douglas debater. Her 3-1 record
earned her third place overall due to tiebreakers, while Zoe Swanson (5th),
Kylie Brickley (8th), and Nathan Osborn (9th) all compiled the same record.
The team also won
the novice division of Policy debate. Milena Veltri and Mark Jewison earned
their first ever tournament title, remaining undefeated throughout the day.
Hattie Hoham and Ben Hoham were the runner-upís in the varsity division;
followed by the teams of Ethan Dibble and Ryan Donovan (3rd), Madi Simms and
Gianna Galanate (4th) and Shae Hisaw and Jackson Fleming (7th).
followed in Public Forum; another event that switched topics during the past
week. Now discussing the high prices of pharmaceutical drugs, Kardiay Kirk
and Rhianna Ritz were tournament runner-upís, followed closely by Luke
Vetrosky and Nick Hanson (3rd). Bella Jennings and Sal Minnear (4th), Azeez
Lakhani and Sofia Winski (5th), and Emma Ekblaw and Jessica Maatouk (8th)
rounded out the placings. Alexis Ioannidis came extremely close to notching
their first tournament victory in the novice division. They finished in
second place while the teams of Connor Mathias and Trinity Irving were third
and Sam Burris and Ryan Hickman were fifth.
Debate saw Finn Babjak continue a strong start to his season as he took home
third place. Ethan Kroft had his best showing of the year and snagged second
place in his chamber of novice congress. Savannah Hutchinson and Sara
Vasquez each earned fifth-place in their respective congress chambers. There
was no team sweepstakes award given out at the tournament.