January 24, 2022 — Chardon High School sophomore Charlotte Jons, in her fifth year as an Ohio Speech and Debate Association competitor, continues to shine for Chardon High School's speech and debate team this season in her chosen event — program oral interpretation. Charlotte emerged as the Cleveland district's 2022 Rhodes Tournament champion in POI on Jan. 22, placing first in her event.
Just one week prior, Charlotte placed third in the POI event at the Cleveland district's Hathaway Brown tournament held on Jan. 15.
The POI event provides students with the opportunity to hone their skills in interpreting prose and poetry selections in a unique way that evokes both intellectual and emotional responsiveness from the audience.
“I love that I get to represent our school in POI, and it means so much to me that I have some people cheering me on,” said Charlotte. “I’m having so much fun.”
Charlotte added that her private social media account includes an ongoing story she dedicated to her speech activities. She said said she enjoys sharing not only her achievements with her peers but also digestible bits of information on what she does as an OSDA competitor and how she presents herself.
Students interested in learning more about competing on the CHS team are encouraged to contact CHS principal Doug Murray at [email protected].
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