Although it was a
smaller than usual tournament, the results for the Chesterton High School
debate team loomed large as they prepare for the postseason. Chesterton won
four out of the five event categories at the IUN tournament.
Emily Krygoske and
Luke Vetrosky were the only undefeated team in public forum. This was the
team’s first tournament regarding the topic whether the United States should
prioritize paying down the U.S. debt over economic growth. Rhianna Ritz and
Kardiay Kirk (3rd), Sofia Winski and Azeez Lakhani (4th), and Sidney Pittman
and Emma Ekblaw (5th) also received awards.
went undefeated to win the Lincoln-Douglas division. Like public forum, this
event recently switched topics and are now debating whether the United
States should continue to sell weapons to authoritarian governments. Bella
Aurrichio was the tournament runner-up and Ian Quinn came in fifth place.
its first victory in World School debate during this season. The CHS team
included Elia Livovich, Nathan Osborn, Kylie Brickley, and Zoe Swanson. The
team also won Congressional debate where Sid Augustyn earned straight ‘ones’
from the four judges to earn the victory. Finn Babjak came in fifth and Sara
Vasquez earned eighth place.
Madison Simms and
Gianna Galante came in fourth in policy debate and were the lone CHS team to