Speech and Debate team sent a small entry to the 38th annual Glenbrooks
Speech and Debate Tournament in Chicago this past weekend.
More than 2,000
competitors from over 200 high schools from 32 states competed in the
two-day tournament, at which two CHS speech entries succeeded in breaking
Students begin the
competition with about 125 entries in each event, with only the top 24
breaking into quarterfinals. Senior Josh Hogan placed 18th in the nation in
humorous interpretation, doing a cutting from a play entitled Superstar.
Sophomore AJ Stirling, competing at his first national circuit tournament,
finished in the top 24, performing a cutting from the book The
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead.
Although no one
broke in the debate events, Coach Josh Coots said, “They all learned a great
deal about debating on the national circuit, and this should help a great
deal in the long run.” The public forum team of senior Katelyn Baiakir and
sophomore Grace Wall did do well, however, placing 43rd out of 187 teams.
Joining Coots were
coaches Dakota McCoy (debate) and Kayla Fleming and Eric Schaefer (speech).
Former student Mark Wilcox also went along to judge.