The speech team attended a five team novice/varsity tournament at the Culver
Academies this past weekend. The Winter Speech Invitational, the second
hosted by Culver this season, had only five schools in attendance but
because of the size of some of the entries included nearly 200 students.
Chesterton placed fourth at the tournament, which was won by tournament host
CHS senior Kiera Quealy was the teamís only tournament champion, winning
original performance. The team had several second place finishes with senior
Kaylee Oates in both varsity humor and memorized duo, along with her partner
senior Sharon Coleman. At the novice level freshman Ellyn Winski was second
in prose and freshman Eric Richardson was second in broadcasting, Winski
also finished fifth in novice poetry as did Richardson in novice impromptu.
Freshman Jordan Sweet also took second place in novice discussion.
Others placing at the varsity level were senior Jennifer Kattalia, who was
third in original oratory and fourth in drama; junior Jami Ritchea, who was
fourth in humor; Nate Dickinson and Sam Gordon, who were third and sixth,
respectively, in broadcasting; sophomore Kasey OíKeefe, eighth in drama, and
the scripted duo team of senior Rachel Kidder and junior Justyn Lantz, who
Those placing in the novice division included freshman prose contestants
Ellie Anton and Chyanne Holth, sixth and seventh; Justyn Lantz, sixth in
poetry; and freshman James OíDor, third in impromptu.
In second place behind Culver was Plymouth High School and in third place
was Noblesville. CHS was fourth and Maconaquah was fifth. The teamís next
tournament will be this weekend at Munster.
Coaches Bob Kelly and Eric Schaefer shared judging duties with former
students Jessica Cleary and Jack Deuberry, and parents Carol Kattalia,
Marcia Ritchea, Becky Hogan and Troy Lantz.