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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.