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Speech and Debate Team is on a Roll


The Canfield Speech & Debate Team competed at the Sharen B. Althoff Rotary Invitational hosted by Wooster City Schools on January 14, 2023.  This was the largest regular-season tournament in Ohio, featuring teams from throughout the state.  Approximately 900 students representing 54 schools participated.  Canfield finished in third place as a team.


Team Sweepstakes: 

1st Place:  Massillon Perry (95.25 Points)

2nd Place:  Solon (69.2 Points) 

3rd Place:  Canfield (68.5 Points)

4th Place:  North Canton Hoover (57.5 Points)

5th Place:  Mason (54.75 Points)

6th Place:  Stow (52.5 Points)


At the 2022 OSDA State Tournament, Solon was the State Champion and Perry was the State Runner Up.


Canfield had 8 students earn individual recognition:


Tournament Finalists:

Grace Min - 2nd Place - Lincoln-Douglas Debate

William Faix - 2nd Place - Original Oratory

Anna Kerns - 4th Place - United States Extemp


Tournament Semi-Finalists:

Emelina Pappalardo - Top 12 - Dramatic Interpretation

Sophia Nelson - Top 12 - Informative Speaking

Irene Dong - Top 12 - International Extemp

Emma Campbell - Top 12 - Original Oratory

Amir Ali - Top 12 - Program Oral Interpretation


Top Novice Award Winners:

Giada Lavanty - Declamation

Sophia Nelson - Informative Speaking

Jessie Robbins - Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Febnin Nepal - United States Extemp


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