Senior Noelle Friel
led the way for CHS, taking top honors in both original oratory and
programmed oral interpretation (POI). Friel was also recognized for placing
fourth as a top speaker, an award for the number of sweepstakes points
accumulated by individual contestants. “It was such an honor to be
recognized as one of the top speakers at a tournament where there are so
many talented competitors,” Freil said.
The team dominated
humorous interpretation, placing four in the top six. Senior Izzy Portugal
was the tournament champion, followed by sophomore Allen Smith in third,
junior Amber Johnson was fifth, and junior Josh Hogan was sixth. Portugal
and her partner, senior Karly Carden, also placed second in duo
interpretation; and Hogan and his partner, junior Logan Summers, followed
with a third place finish in duo, and Hogan also placed 10th in discussion.
CHS also had
tournament champions in original performance. Seniors Keerat Basra and Megan
Bernth won with their original duo interpretation.
Also in duo were
the junior team of Bryn Jackson and Natalia Wadowski, placing fourth, and
the freshman team of Anna Leady and Alan Stirling in 11th place. Jackson
also finished 11th in informative speaking.
interpretation the team had three students place. Senior James Van Drie was
seventh, Karly Carden was eighth, and junior Paige Donovan was tenth.
Donovan also placed ninth in prose reading. Van Drie was also fourth in
Beglin finished second in original oratory and was seventh in POI. Also
placing in POI, along with Friel and Beglin, was senior Angel Smith in
fourth and sophomore Skylar Noschese in ninth. Angel Smith also placed tenth
in poetry, and she and her brother, Allen, were third in original
Dzarski placed in two events, taking tenth in original performance and 12th
in impromptu speaking.
Coach Eric Schaefer
commented, “While we still have some events to improve in, a number of our
students picked up where they left off in 2016, and we’re off to a great
start for 2017.”
Fishers won the
tournament with 223 points and CHS followed in second with 176. Ben Davis
would have been third with 164 points but did not take a trophy as the host
school. In third was Noblesville with 117 points, followed by Richmond High
School with 78 and fifth place Cathedral with 52 points.
and Becky Uehling were joined by a host of former team members who helped
with judging. Judges included Sam Lee, Jack Deuberry, Ellyn Winski, Ayesha
Khan, Lexi Justak, Mikaela Meyer, Danny Vincent, and Natalle Kezy.