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CHS Speech and Debate does well at national invite in Illinois

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A small section of the Speech and Debate team spent all weekend at the Glenbrook, Illinois tournament. The tournament is attended by nearly every state and some events are comprised of as many as 250 competitors. Chesterton experienced quite a bit of success on the speech side, where it paced in the top half of schools attending.

Layla Mooradian advanced the furthest for the team, qualifying for the Semifinal round of competition. Mooradian competed in Original Oratory, an event where students write and perform a 10 minute speech about a societal problem; her oration has to do with the mistakes society makes when the ‘rules of life’ become too complex to follow. 119 students made up the competitive field for the event and Mooradian placed ninth overall.

Justyn Lantz qualified for the quarterfinal round of Drama, with his interpretation from the movie script of Slingblade. Justyn won two of the four individual prelim rounds that he competed in. Jake Williger accomplished the same feat in the event of Humor. Jake performs a cutting from ‘Taking off the Glove’. The Quarterfinal status ranked them in the top 24 of their events.

Also attending the tournament were Mikaela Meyer, Galen Wong, Daniel Vincent, Tim Vincent, Lauren Hogan, Jami Ritchea, Kasey O’Keefe, Ellyn Winski, Andrea Drygas, Matt Eggers, Salman Lakhani, Jessica Ratel-Khan, Hannah Vasquez, Tyler Colvin, Nate Burris, Nadia Mario, Katherine Bolek, Abby Burke, and Corinne Leopold.


Posted 11/26/2013