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.