The CHS Speech and
Debate team members traveled together to Indianapolis for the Ben Davis
Giant Invitational. The team easily won the tournament based upon some
dominating individual performances.
Anekah Fish won in
Dramatic Performance, an event that combines humorous and dramatic
interpretation. Nathan Mullin (3rd) and Heidi Boltze (5th) also placed.
Boltze was the champion in Poetry while Fish finished fourth.
Lily Roberts won
the events of Prose and Program of Oral Interpretation. Fish (2nd), Rebecca
Mueller (4th) and Anna Sanders (5th) all placed in Prose.
Indy Loving won the
title for Original Oratory and was closely followed by Sanders (2nd), and
Fish and Mueller
finaled again in Informative Speaking, placing second and third
respectfully. Mattea Sklut placed third in Extemp, third in Impromptu, and
third in Broadcasting.
The Ben Davis event
is the only tournament during the Indiana regular season to present
individual all-around awards. Fish won the overall tournament; while Sklut
(4th), Mueller (5th), and Roberts (8th) all received recognition.
Ethan Dibble and
Ryan Donovan amassed a perfect record to win the Policy Debate division. Ben
Hoham and Hattie Hoham (4th) and Mark Jewison and Milena Veltri (6th) also
placed. Bella Auricchio was third place in Lincoln-Douglas debate. Emily
Krygoske and Tim Wheeler came in third in Public Forum debate. Savannah
Hutchinson came in sixth in Congressional debate and was named the
outstanding presiding officer for the tournament; while Peyton Day was
The Ben Davis
tournament is also unique for offering an elimination style format for both
congress and speech. Advancing to semi-finals were Leah Rochford, Adam
Royster, Grant Flesher, Chloee Ross, and Sam Evans. Students that advanced
to quarterfinals included Miranda Miller and Hannah Anders.