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CHS Speech team 3rd at Concord Invite

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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 place.

Sophomore AJ 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.

Coaches Uehling, Eric Schaefer, Kayla Fleming, and assistant Sam Lee, got judging help from parents, Barbara Black, Michael Fish, Becky Summers, and Kristin Pruitt.


Posted 1/16/2018




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