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Canfield Speech & Debate Team Wrapped Up the Season

State team

The Canfield Speech & Debate Team competed at the Ohio Speech & Debate Association's State Tournament, hosted by Sylvania Schools near Toledo, on March 2-3, 2018.  A total of 1135 students representing 89 teams participated.  At the conclusion of the competition, Canfield finished in 16th place.


Students from Canfield earning recognition at the State Tournament Awards Ceremony were:

Jennifer Smith and Dominic DuPonty - State Runners-Up in Public Forum Debate

Ashley Reynolds - 5th in Ohio in Declamation

state team

Overall, a total of 32 Canfield students qualified to the State Tournament.  They were:

In Congressional Debate

Drake Safranic (Top 18)

Robert Faix (Top 48)

Brandon Stratton (Top 96)

Ben Lawson


In Declamation

Ashley Reynolds (5th in Ohio)

Claire Berlin

Sophie Hodge


In Drama

Alanna Holden (Top 24)


In Humor

Kaleigh Ceci

Jared Cross

Ashton Gingerich

Alex Sanders 


In Informative Speaking

Gregory Halley (Top 24)

Sophia Campos

Bridget Fekety


In International Extemp

Smaranda Solomon


In Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Eva Lamberson (Top 32)

Jessica Lee


In Original Oratory

Vincent Machuga

Lillijanna Tomko


In Program Oral Interpretation

Abi Hursh

Andrew Kern


In Public Forum Debate

Jennifer Smith and Dominic DuPointy (2nd in Ohio)

Anthony Biondillo and Angelo Cestone (Top 32 in Ohio)

Taryn Rothbauer and Michael Factor

Marina Campos and Audra Pesko


In United States Extemp

Dominic DeRamo (Top 24)

Anna Sinclair




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