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CHS speech and debate competes at Glenbrooks

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The Chesterton 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 into quarterfinals.

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.



Posted 11/22/2017




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