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CHS Speech team places 4th at Lafayette Jefferson tourney

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The Chesterton High School Speech team competed at the Lafayette Jefferson High School tournament this past weekend. Twenty-five schools attended the tournament with the top ten schools receiving trophies. CHS placed sixth overall with nine entries placing in the top nine.

Leading the team in drama was senior Justyn Lantz who placed second. Junior Carley Lowe placed fifth behind Lantz. Lantz also placed eighth in memorized duo along with his partner, fellow senior, Jami Ritchea. Ritchea also placed eighth overall in humor.

Lowe and her partner, sophomore Izzy Goodman placed seventh in improvisational duo.

In broadcasting senior, Nate Dickinson was second, followed by junior Robert St. Pierre placing fourth. Senior Olivia Dujmovich placed seventh in poetry. Finally senior Layla Mooradian placed ninth in original oratory.

“This tournament was a starting point for the final stretch of the season. Many students are settling into new material and this weekend was the first competition out for many of them. Although the team did not have many finalists, we are in excellent shape heading into post season,” said coach Eric Schaefer.

Fishers High School won the tournament followed by Warren Central, Munster, Culver and Noblesville respectively.

The Chesterton team will compete at the Elkhart Memorial High School tournament next weekend.


Posted 1/21/2014