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Speech and debate team qualifies three more for nationals

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The Chesterton High School Speech and Debate Team qualified three more students for the National Forensic League's national tournament this past weekend at the District Congress in Ft. Wayne Carroll.

The team took three of the five qualifying slots and won the sweepstakes plaque for the Northeast District. The national tournament will be held in June in Birmingham, Alabama. This brings the team's total of national qualifiers to ten.

Qualifying in the Senate and attending her second national tournament will be junior Mikaela Meyer.

In the House sophomores Abby Burke and Andrea Drygas qualified to attend their first national tournament. The three will join the seven national qualifiers from the Debate District tournament held in January.

Placing as finalists but not advancing were House members Matt Eggers, fourth place; Eric Dreisherf, sixth place; and Humaira Khan, seventh place. Dreischerf has already qualified for nationals in Lincoln/Douglas debate. In the Senate Corinne Leopold erned fourth place.

"This group really turned in a dominant performance, and it is a tribute to their outstanding work ethic. Both Mrs. Biel and myself are very proud of their efforts. We are also very appreciative of the coaching help we got from former CHS speech director, Glen Percifield and his wife Letty," said coach Chris Lowery.



Posted 2/18/2013