Speech and debate places second at two tournaments


Part of the Canfield Speech and Debate Team competed at the Chagrin Falls-Solon Tournament on Nov. 13 and 14, and part of the team competed at the Liberty High School Tournament on Nov. 14.

At the Chagrin Falls-Solon Tournament, 386 students from 20 schools competed. Canfield came in second with 87.8 points. Students from Canfield earning recognition at Chagrin Falls-Solon were: In Declamation, fourth place - Kaci Carpenter; in Drama, second place - Isaiah McInnis-Colon and fourth place - Jack Cross; in Duo, fourth place - Madison Deiley and Jared Cross, and fifth place - Sarah Green and Clarisse Rosteck; in Informative, fourth place - Jordan Audia; in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Eva Lamberson and Bobby Long came in the top eight; in Program Oral Interpretation, fourth place - Abi Hursh, and in United States Extemp, fifth place - Dominic DeRamo.

At the Liberty Tournament, 270 students from 15 schools competed. Canfield came in second palce with 75 points. Students from Canfield earning recognition at Liberty were: in Drama, second place - Rosie Bresson; in Humor, third place - Taegen Catlin, fifth place - Cara DeChurch and sixth place - Gregory Halley; in Informative, first place - Maddy Urig, fifth place - Helen Neff; in International Extemp, fourth place - Smaranda Solomon; in Original Oratory, second place - Taylor Mead; in Program Oral Interpretation, sixth place - Monica Bone; in Public Forum Debate, second place - Dominic DuPonty and Samantha Morris, third place - Drake Safranic and Garret Kuchmaner, fourth place - Jared Albright and Colin Syrianoudis, and in United States Extemp, first place - Carson Markley and fifth place - Anna Sinclair.

“Being able to take second place as a team at two different tournaments the same weekend is a noteworthy feat, and it reflects on the students, parents and coaches affiliated with our program,” said Jeremy Hamilton, director of the Canfield speech and debate team. “This performance continues an excellent start to what has the potential to be another special season for our team.”

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