Seven members of the Canfield Speech & Debate Team competed at the NCFL Grand National Tournament in Louisville, KY, on May 27-28, 2017. The tournament had over 2,500 students competing representing regions throughout the United States.
Two of Canfield's team members advanced beyond preliminary rounds of competition. Zachery Bernat, a senior, advanced to the final round of competition in Dramatic Performance. Ultimately, he finished in fifth place of 212 entries. Zachery is the first Canfield student to advance to the final round at this national tournament! Carson Markley, a senior, advanced to the round of the Top 48 in Extemporaneous Speaking. Out of 220 entries, Carson finished 33rd overall.