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CHS Speech takes big win at Munster

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Chesterton High School Speech team traveled to Munster for its first all-team tournament of the year. Eight different schools and over one hundred students competed for top honors across fifteen speech events.

When the dust settled, Chesterton emerged with a monumental victory thanks to the efforts of members old and new.

Chesterton ended the day in first place, with Angola in second and Bishop Noll in third. Individually, students on the team saw immense success across the board.

Max Winski and Indigo Loving, both juniors, were tournament champions in Duo Interpretation.

In Drama, Logan Riley was first in the novice division, Lily Roberts was second in varsity, and Alan Stirling was first in varsity. Stirling also finished in first place in his second event, Programmed Oral Interpretation, making him a double champion on the day. In the novice division of that same event, Sadie Kidd won first place.

In novice Humor, Heidi Boltze won first place. Madison Simms was the runner-up in varsity Discussion.

In novice Informative Speaking, Kaitlyn Papka was the tournament champion, followed by Celia Faroh as runner-up. Anais Juliano brought home first place in varsity Informative Speaking, aided by her teammate, Allison Soblotne, who placed fifth. Ben Hoham placed third in International Extemporaneous Speaking. Anna Sanders was runner-up in Original Oratory.

In Original Performance, the duo of George Tracy and Nathan Mullin were tournament champions. Max Winski placed second in Original Performance. In Poetry, Dylan Leavitt was tournament champion, Lily Roberts was runner-up, and Natalie Nu–ez placed third. In Prose, Nidhee Patel placed fourth, followed by Anekah Fish, who placed sixth. In novice Radio, Connor Potesta won fourth and Mattea Sklut won third.

The varsity division of Radio saw Emily Krygoske walk away in first place and Paul Kennedy win third.

The speech team begins the year with new leadership, retaining just one coach from the year prior, replacing the others. Despite this, the team is showing dominance very early on. The team is coached by Eric Schaefer, Kathy Hadley, Justin Martinson, Eric Field, and Dakota McCoy.



Posted 11/7/2018




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