The Chesterton’s debate team won the Munster invitational by a score of 61
to West Lafayette’s 58 points. Chesterton was led by three event
championships as well as a runner-up position.
The Public Forum team bounced back strong after a disappointing home meet
Savannah Tipton and Eric Richardson won the varsity division while Victoria
Bain and Hayden Biggs were first in the JV division.
Other teams placing in the varsity division were Jessica Ratel-Khan and
Hannah Vasquez (6th), and Salman Lakhani and Matt Eggers (7th) to go along
with JV finishers Andie Kovach and Kylie Surgot and Natalle Kezy and Nate
In the novice division, Mark Wilcox and Hayden Hodge came in third while
Kevin Jugovic and Nate Scheerer came in eighth overall.
Chesterton also won the varsity Congressional Debate division with Andrew
Caratini taking home the honors. Jordan Sweet came in eighth place. This was
known as a particularly challenging tournament to compete in Congressional
debate as the debaters needed to be prepared for all fourteen topics instead
of the typical four topics selected by the tournament director.
Abby Burke followed up her win from last week with a second place finish
this week. She was undefeated, but lost the tie breaker based upon overall
speaker points. Katrina Balon placed sixth in the novice division.
Ayesha Khan and Katie Green led the way in the varsity division of policy
debate with a fifth place finish followed by Kaley Brown and Emily
Percefield who came in sixth.
At the novice level, Sam Gutierrez and Sajag Agarwal came in fourth, while
Nate Poczekay and Fred Owens were seventh.