The CHS debate team
got off to a roaring start, winning six of the eight events that it competed
in at the Concord invitational tournament. This was the first tournament
this season where the entire team was eligible to compete.
The team took the
titles of both categories of Lincoln-Douglas and Policy debate. Ian Quinn
had a perfect record and cruised to the varsity division title. Closely
following were CHS debaters Elia Livovich (2nd), Nathan Osborn (4th), Bella
Auricchio (6th), and Zoe Swanson (7th). Emily Freundt won the novice
division with a perfect record. She was closely trailed by Greta Burke
(3rd), Emma Replin (4th), and Mia Enzer (5th).
The policy debate
team of Madi Simms and Gianna Galante went undefeated en route to the
tournament championship. They debated teammates Ethan Dibble and Ryan
Donovan in the defacto final round, putting the boys in second place for the
tournament. Mark Jewison and Milena Veltri came in fifth and Ben Hoham and
Hattie Hoham placed sixth overall. Megan Nowka and Riley Hawksworth won
their second novice division tournament in a row with a perfect record. Josh
Fieffer and Jon McClure came in fifth.
Jackson Jessen and
Saanya Agarwal were the top placing team in the novice division of Public
Forum. The teams of Avery McCurdy and Chloe Vanderlin (3rd), Zander Fish and
Evan Cowsert (4th), and Ashlee Hampton and Morgan Glossinger (8th) all
received ribbons for their placings. Grace Whah and Emily Krygoske were the
tournament runners-up in the varsity division. They defeated the winning
team in head to head competition, but the tournament chose to use speaker
points as the first tie breaker. Luke Vetroczky and Sam Burris came in
third, while the teams of Nick Hanson and Tim Wheeler (6th) as well as
Alexis Ioannidis and Sidney Pittman (7th) also placed.
Augustyn was the runner-up in the varsity division of Congressional debate
and was supported by strong finishes from teammates Savannah Hutchinson
(6th) and Ethan Kroft (8th). Trina Gonzalez continued her strong start to
the season with a third place finish in the novice division.