The Chesterton High
School Speech team traveled to Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, this
past weekend to compete in the George Armstrong Heart of Illinois
Invitational. This well-known Midwest tournament featured 24 teams hailing
from various states, including California, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri,
Texas, and Wisconsin.
Loving came in third place in Humorous Interpretation (open division) and
received one of two bids to compete in the Speech Tournament of Champions at
University of Kentucky this coming spring. Loving also placed 5th in Duo
Interpretation (open division) with his partner, junior Max Winski. Winski
additionally received 5th place in Original Comedy.
Boltze placed 4th in Humorous Interpretation (novice division). Juniors Owen
Cowsert and Lily Roberts advanced to semifinals in Radio Speaking and Prose
weekend, the team will split again with select members traveling to West Des
Moines, Iowa, for the highly competitive Dowling Catholic High School
Paradigm Invitational, while other teammates will be competing locally at
the John Oliver Invitational in Plymouth, Indiana.