The CHS speech team
placed third at the Steve Kirkpatrick Memorial Speech Invitational hosted by
Concord High School. Twenty-two schools with nearly 350 entries competed at
the all varsity tournament. CHS had four tournament champions.
The team was led by
senior Logan Summers, the champion in dramatic interpretation as well as duo
interpretation; along with his partner senior Josh Hogan. Hogan also placed
third in humorous interpretation.
Junior Allen Smith,
competing at his first tournament this season, was the tournament champion
in humorous interpretation. Smith also placed fifth in original performance.
Senior Amber Johnson also advanced to finals in humor and finished in fourth
Stirling had another strong outing with a championship in programmed oral
interpretation (POI) and a fourth place finish in drama. Freshman Lily
Roberts placed fifth in prose reading.
Senior Bryn Jackson
was second in original oratory, and she and her partner, sophomore Anna
Leady, placed fifth in duo.
In addition, CHS
had several students earn points in the “next-in” category. These were
students who did not advance to finals (top 6) but were in the top 12 in
their respective events. Next-in competitors were Owen Cowsert in
discussion, Rebecca Mueller in informative speaking, Indy Loving and Anekah
Fish in duo, and Loving also in humor. Also next-in were Anais Juliana in
impromptu, Abbey Wilcox, Anna Leady and Anna Sanders in oratory, Max Winski
in original performance and Paige Donovan in both prose and POI.
“We have several
students performing well and consistently. We need to work on developing
depth to be competitive,” said Coach Becky Uehling.
CHS finished third
with 70 points, behind first place Munster with 85 points and second place
Culver Academies with 75 points. Plymouth High School was fourth with 60
points, followed by Bishop Dwenger in fifth with 49 points.
Eric Schaefer, Kayla Fleming, and assistant Sam Lee, got judging help from
parents, Barbara Black, Michael Fish, Becky Summers, and Kristin Pruitt.