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CHS Speech team places fourth at Ben Davis Invite

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Despite problems with the weather, the Chesterton High School speech team managed to make it to the "Ben Davis Giant Speakers Invitational" this past weekend in Indianapolis. Even though several schools had to cancel due to the weather, nineteen schools and over 400 contestants attended the all varsity tournament. CHS finished fourth as a team, and had six entries advance to final rounds.

Three seniors led the way with Jami Ritchea placing third in humor, and Layla Mooradian and Mikaela Meyer placing third and fourth, respectively, in original oratory. Senior Justyn Lantz, just missed making the final round in drama and finished seventh.

A pleasant surprise was the performance of several underclassmen, some competing at their first varsity tournament. Freshman James Van Drie finished fifth in humor, and the freshman memorized duo team of Elaina Chavez and Cheyenne Montes-Atchison placed seventh. Freshman Natalie Beglin took seventh place in prose.

Sophomore Ellyn Winski, one of four students competing in three events, finished fifth in poetry.

"Prose and poetry are always two of the biggest and most competitive events, and to have a freshman and a sophomore do well, at a tournament as competitive as this one, is a good sign, said coach Kirsten Reed.

Fishers High School won the tournament, followed by Noblesville in second and Warren Central in third.

The CHS team will travel to Lafayette Jeff this coming weekend.


Posted 1/13/2014