The high school
Debate season is underway and Chestertonís team has achieved quite a bit of
success in the first two weeks of competition. This weekend the team took
first place at Kokomo High Schoolís tournament.
The team was led by
newcomers in the novice division, with Ethan Dibble and Ryan Donovan taking
first place in policy, Sanajan Raj winning the Congress division, Hattie
Hoham winning first for Lincoln-Douglas, and the team of Nick Hansen and
Jenna Aguilar as runners-up in public forum.
In the varsity
division of Lincoln-Douglas Camma Duhamell was the tournament runner-up
after going undefeated. Elli Didonna followed with third place, and Ronak
Shah placed sixth.
The team of Katie
Brady and Shae Hisaw earned fourth in novice policy, while Madi Simms and
Sofia Winski were fifth in the varsity division.
In varsity Public
Forum Grace Whah and Katelyn Balakir placed third, Ryan Day and Connor
Wantuch took fifth, and Aaron Drew and Emily Krygoske placed eighth. Luke
Vetrockzky and Alex Szmutko came in seventh at the novice level.
Paul Petro was the
third best congressional debater at the varsity level, while Sid Augustyn
placed sixth. Finally, Chestertonís world school debate team, comprised of
Amber Johnson, Anekah Fish, and Indy Loving, were fifth.
Compete at West
The prior week saw
the team competing at West Lafayette High Schoolís tournament. Madi Simms
and Sofia Winski were the only tournament champions, in varsity policy, from
Chesterton. Devin Michael and JD Cory were third in the same event.
At the novice level
of policy debate the teams of Ethan Dibble and Ryan Donovan (6th), Gianna
Galente and Karina Martinez (7th), and Josh Drew and Juan Ponce (8th) all
Paul Petro earned
third in varsity Congress, followed closely by Megan Daye in fourth. Sanajan
Raj was the runner-up in the novice division.
In public forum
debate Aaron Drew and Kardiay Kirk placed fourth in varsity, while Ryan Day
and Connor Wantuch came in seventh. Nick Hansen and Jenna Aguilar were again
runners-up at the novice level with a perfect record.
Hannah Geiss was fourth while novice Hattie Hoham placed seventh. The world
school team again came in fifth place and had Owen Cowsert compete with the
trio of Amber Johnson, Anekah Fish, and Indy Loving. There was no
sweepstakes team award given at the competition.