Fitch students attend national tournament

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Neighbors | Submitted .Students from Austintown Fitch and Boardman High School attended the National Forensic League's National Speech and Debate Tournament. Shown are, from back left to front right, Logan Pasqual (Austintown), Maia Totterdale (Austintown), Tyjair Sadler (Austintown), Jarrett Kerpsack (Austintown), Joe Lamping (Boardman), My'Kale White (Boardman), Travis Filicky (Boardman) and Mickey Marshall (Boardman). Not pictured is Mia Colon.

Five students from Austintown Fitch attended the National Forensic League’s National Speech and Debate Tournament June 16-21 in Birmingham, Ala.

Students qualify to this event by way of the Northern Ohio Regional Tournament, which was offered at Boardman High School in February.

Students attending the meet were Mia Colon (duo interpretation), Jarrett Kerpsack (duo interpretation), Logan Pasqual (duo interpretation), Tyjair Sadler (Lincoln Douglas debate) and Maia Totterdale (duo interpretation).

Approximately 275 students from across the country qualify in each of the 12 competitive events offered by the National Forensic League tournament. All of the qualifiers from Austintown Fitch finished in the Top 75 of their events. The duo interpretation team of Kerpsack and Pasqual advanced to the quarterfinal rounds for those in the top 60 of each event. The team narrowly missed advancing to the top 30.

The Austintown Fitch team is under the direction of Andrea Folsom.

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