In recognition of its state championship, the Chesterton High School Debate
team was honored this week by Indiana House members in a resolution authored
by State Representative Chuck Moseley, D-Moseley.
The Chesterton team recaptured the state title at the Indiana High School
Forensic Association (IHSFA) Championship Tournament this year. The victory
brings the total to 23 state debate championships for the Chesterton team
out of a possible 31 since the state debate championships began.
“The art of debating has a long and honorable history throughout the United
States and the world,” said Moseley. “The ability to speak eloquently and to
affect the opinion of others is a valuable skill for the youth today and one
that is prominent in Chesterton High School.”
The team scored a total of 92 points during the competition, the second
highest point total ever at an IHSFA State Debate Tournament.
Moseley lauded the team for its outstanding performance and noted that the
combined grade point average of the students on the debate team is 3.92. He
congratulated the team on its victory and encouraged team members to
continue to polish their skills in the art of public speaking.
“I am proud to recognize these impressive students in my community,” said
Moseley. “They are an accomplished team with an outstanding record and will
undoubtedly go on to be great future leaders in our community.”
The motion was adopted after glowing testimony from state representatives
recognizing the Chesterton High School debate team for its exceptional