Twenty-three Chesterton High School students spent their fall break
competing at the Fort Wayne Carroll tournament this past weekend.
Although the tournament was considered small in comparison to most regular
season tournaments, the results were largely in Chesterton’s favor. The team
won the sweepstakes award for overall tournament success with a team score
of 98 points, enough to outscore the combined efforts of every other team in
Chesterton won the top spot in both divisions of Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Eric Dreischerf won the varsity division with an undefeated performance.
Christopher Krause was 4th overall in the division. Joy Joll led the novice
division and finished with an unblemished record.
Varsity Policy was won by Elaine Tagert and Andrew Caratini; teammates Nadia
Mario and Katherine Bolek were runners up. The 1 – 2 feat was repeated in
the novice division with Sana Ahmad and Ayesha Khan in first place and Cayla
Hartz and Teagan Nelson coming in second place.
Varsity Public Forum saw Christian O’Brien and Salman Lakhani (2nd), Matt
Eggers and Savannah Tipton (3rd), Ronald Kovach and Jessica Ratel-Khan
(4th), and Sarah Vavrek and Tia Peters (5th) all receive awards.
The Novice Public Forum division was won by Andi Kovach and Danny Cutter.
Their teammates Eric Richardson and Nathan Burris came in second place.
students tied for fourth place in Varsity Congress. Mikaela Meyers and
Andrea Drygas shared the honors, while freshman Jordan Sweet came in eighth
place in the novice division.