Cheyenne Mathews continued her year of forensics success this past weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana where she placed third nationally at the American Legion Oratorical Constitutional Contest. Mathews won the local and state level earning her a trip to Indianapolis. Out of the pool of 54 competitors, Mathews was one of nine to move on to the semi finals. Mathews strategy was to focus on winning one round at a time.
“Going into the contest this year I did not have many expectations especially because last year I did not make it out of the quarter finals,” she said.
Alaska had never made it past the semi finals so Mathews once again made a name for herself in the record books. Her success garnered her a $15,500 scholarship which she will use next year at the University of Alaska where she will be competing on the Seawolf Debate Team.