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Canfield has a State Champion and Finishes in Top 10 Statewide in Speech and Debate!


The Canfield Speech & Debate Team finished as a “Top 10” Team in the State at Ohio Speech & Debate Association's State Tournament on March 1-2, 2019.  A total of 1114 students representing 90 teams participated.  Jeremy Hamilton, Canfield Speech and Debate Team Director says, “This is Canfield's 9th 'Top 10' finish at the State Tournament in the past 11 years! The team finished in 8th place.” 

Congratulations to the following students earning recognition at the State Tournament Awards Ceremony:

Gregory Halley - State Champion in Informative Speaking

Moe Prather - 4th in Ohio in Declamation

Alex Sanders - 6th in Ohio in Humor


Overall, a total of 30 Canfield students qualified to the State Tournament.  They were:

In Congressional Debate

Robert Faix (Top 48)

Prabh Dhaliwal (Top 48)

Brandon Stratton (Top 96)

Madison Zets

In Declamation

Moe Prather (4th Place)

Claire Berlin (Top 24)

Sophie Hodge

In Drama

Lauren Johnson (Top 12)

In Humor

Alex Sanders (6th Place)

Kaleigh Ceci (Top 12)

Ashton Gingerich (Top 24)

In Informative Speaking

Gregory Halley (State Champion!)

Sophia Campos (Top 12)

Bridget Fekety

In Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Jessica Lee

Hannah Kelly

In Original Oratory

Vincent Machuga (Top 24)

Grace Li

Tatiana Caballero

Gisellie Francis

In Program Oral Interpretation

Annabelle Scianna

Delaney Pallo

In Public Forum Debate

Anthony Biondillo and Angelo Cestone (Top 32)

Marina Campos and Audra Pesko

Anna Kan and Maggie Carrier


In United States Extemp

Dominic DeRamo (Top 24)

Sydney Kinkade

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