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CHS removes communication course graduation requirement beginning 2020-2021 school year

Rhea Acharya

February 21, 2020

CHS will drop the current speech and debate graduation requirement beginning next school year, according to Assistant Principal Valerie Piehl. Piehl said this requirement has always been CHS specific, not mandated by the state of Indiana. She said Indiana requires school districts to provide a good combination of instruction in literature, non-fict...

Speech team to wait for next competition

Saumya Somasi

February 20, 2020

The speech team has no new updates, according to Mackenzie Misterka, veteran speech team member and junior. She said the practice is still mainly for competitive members that will compete in the upcoming Sectional. Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner said currently there are no new developments in the...

Speech team to wait for the next competition

Saumya Somasi

January 30, 2020

The speech team is focusing on practicing for their next competition, according to Mackenzie Misterka, veteran speech team member and junior.   She said the practice is mainly for competitive members that will compete in the upcoming Sectional. Misterka said the date of the next meeting is ...

Speech team to work on individual practice in the upcoming weeks

Saumya Somasi

January 10, 2020

The speech team is focusing on individual practice, according to Mackenzie Misterka, veteran speech team member and junior.   She said the practice is for competitive members that will compete in the upcoming Sectional. Misterka said the date of the next meeting is unclear but there will ...

Speech team to host next practice after Thanksgiving to work on individual events

Saumya Somasi

November 20, 2019

The next meeting for the speech team will take place after Thanksgiving in Room E149 at 3:15 p.m., according to club sponsor Jacleen Joiner.    Mackenzie Misterka, veteran speech team member and junior, said the meeting will focus on individual events and practice. She said competitions hav...

Speech team to meet Oct. 31 to work on argument forming

Saumya Somasi

October 29, 2019

The next meeting for the speech team will take place on Oct. 31 in Room E149 at 3:15 p.m..    Mackenzie Misterka, veteran speech team member and junior, said that at the meeting, members will practice forming an effective argument for competitions. Misterka also said this meeting will f...

Speech team to have next practice Oct. 17 to work on speech writing

Saumya Somasi

October 15, 2019

The next meeting for the speech team will take place after fall break on Oct. 17 in Room E149 at 3:15 p.m., according to sponsor Jacleen Joiner.   Mackenzie Misterka, veteran speech team member and junior, said that the meeting will let students practice forming an effective speech to use in...

Speech team to have period of inactivity as competition season ends

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works on her computer. Joiner said the speech team will have no further meetings this year as the season has come to an end, but she has loved getting to see how all the members have improved throughout the year.

Isabella White

May 13, 2019

Since the speech team’s season has come to a close, the members have nothing formal planned for the rest of the school year, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. The speech team members will begin planning for next year’s season at the beginning of next school year, starting with current...

Speech team to expand membership to those wanting to learn speaking skills, not wanting to compete

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works on her computer at her desk. As the speech team’s season came to a close with the end-of-the-year party, Joiner said she took time to reflect on the improvements of the speech team members throughout the year. She said seeing them build up their confidence over the course of the season is her favorite part of being the team’s sponsor.

Isabella White

April 16, 2019

With this year’s season coming to an end, Mackenzie Misterka, speech team member and sophomore, said she is now looking forward to next year and is excited to meet new speech team members. She said even those who do not want to compete can find a place on the team next season. “Current team mem...

Speech team members to practice for upcoming District and State competitions

Speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner works on her computer in preparation for upcoming District and State competitions. Joiner said she is most looking forward to these competitions to see the speech team members’ hard work pay off. “I enjoy seeing the improvement and confidence that students gain over the course of the year,” she said.

Isabella White

March 1, 2019

On Feb. 23, the speech team members competed in Sectionals at Westfield High School; now, they are working to perfect their pieces for District and State, according to speech team sponsor Jacleen Joiner. District will take place this Saturday and State will be on March 9. In order to practice, the speech t...