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CHS speakers take third at Plymouth

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The Chesterton Speech Team placed third at the John J. Oliver Speech Invitational, hosted by Plymouth High School. Fifteen schools and more than 200 students competed in the all varsity tournament. The top twelve contestants in each of the 14 events were recognized at the award's ceremony.

The team was led by senior Spencer Gordon, who placed fourth in both of his events, international extemporaneous and impromptu speaking. Junior Mikaela Meyer also had a good outing, placing second in declamation and seventh in original oratory.

Joining Meyer in oratory were seniors Jeniffer Kattalia, ninth place, Sharon Coleman, 11th place and junior Layla Mooradian, eighth place.

Junior Danny Vincent placed in two events, placing ninth in drama and sixth, along with his partner senior Aliyah Caraballo, in memorized duo. Sophomore Kasey O'Keefe also placed tenth in drama.

In humor junior Jami Ritchea placed sixth, followed by senior Kaylee Oates in seventh.

Junior Nate Dickinson took sixth place in broadcasting, and senior Kiera Quealy placed second in original performance. Sophomore Jake Williger was eighth in original performance, and he and his partner junior Elizabeth Green finished eighth in memorized duo.

"Having only 24 entries, we were pleased with a third place finish. We do, however, have a great deal of work to do before sectionals in March, said coach Doug Pishkur.

Munster won the tournament, followed by Culver Academies in second. CHS was third, Ft. Wayne Northrop was fourth and Concord placed fifth.

Coaches Pishkur, Kirsten Reed, and Eric Schaefer accompanied the team. Former student Jessica Cleary and parent James Vincent also helped with judging.


Posted 1/24/2013