Senior Tyler Fabbri took top honors at the Lafayette Jefferson Speech
Invitational this past weekend, winning the individual speaker award for his
placement in three different events. Fabbri placed first in both domestic
extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking and third in original
oratory. His performance helped the team to a fourth place finish out of the
25 schools and more than 500 entries competing in the all varsity
events champions included senior Adam Potrzebowski in international
extemporaneous and Dakota McCoy (11) in broadcasting. McCoy also placed
eighth, along with his partner Robert Conrick (11), in improvisational duo,
and tenth in impromptu. Potrzebowski also placed ninth in original oratory.
Conrick also took third place in original performance.
finished with 102 points behind tournament champion, Fishers, which had 155
points. Culver Academies finished in second with 148 points, and North
Central was third with 121 points. Evansville Reitz finished out the top
five with 58 points.
Keeley also had a strong showing, placing second in drama, third in poetry,
and tenth in memorized duo, along with his partner Leah Dujmovich (11).
Dujmovich, who also placed in three events, finished fourth in drama and
fourth in declamation. She was followed by teammate Conor Livingston (11),
who was tenth in declamation.
Martinson finished fourth in prose interpretation and fellow sophomore Jake
Pullins took fifth in humorous interpretation. Finally, sophomore Andrew
Hogan placed sixth in original performance.
“We were very
pleased with our team’s performance today; given that we were short a number
of people due to Northeast District debate competition and homecoming. The
team we had did well, particularly in the public address events,” said coach
and Doug Pishkur, along with assistants Kayla Fleming and Halle Orgel were
helped with judging duties by former team members and parents. Judging for
the team were former students Molly Deuberry, Leslie Chamberlain and Erika
Carstens. Parent Beth Ingram also joined the team.