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Canfield speech and debate team earns top honors

Sixteen schools participated in the tournament.
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The Canfield speech and debate team is, kneeling from left, Delaney Pallo, Samantha Lutton, Tatiana Caballero, Grace Min, Vincent Machuga and Ben Doss; and standing from left, Audra Pesko, Marina Campos, Aidyn Simons, Katrina Reed, Irene Dong, Madison Zets, Julia Mosher, Anna Kan, Ashleigh Haas, Anthony Biondillo, Hannah Kelly, Angelo Cestone, Josh Farley, Nicole DeFabio, Robert Faix, Ashton Gingerich, Jack Leeper, Nicholas Krcelic and Lucas Tomory. (Contributed photo)

CANFIELD — The Canfield speech and debate team earned first-place honors Dec. 7 at the South Range tournament, where 242 students represented 16 schools.  

Canfield students earning individual recognition were:

In Congress
Third place: Madison Zets
Sixth place: Robert Faix

In Declamation
Third place: Abigail Ambrose
Fourth place: Julia Mosher
Fifth place: Gabriella Smallwood

In Drama
Sixth place: Samantha Lutton

In Duo
Fourth place: Ben Doss and Jack Leeper

In Humor
First place: Ashton Gingerich
Fourth place: Nicole DeFabio

In Informative
Second place: Nicholas Krcelic

In International Extemp
Sixth place: Irene Dong

In Lincoln-Douglas Debate
First place: Hannah Kelly
Fourth place: Emily Mashqbeh
Fifth place: Lucas Tomory

In Original Oratory
First place: Vincent Machuga
Third place: Tatiana Caballero
Sixth place: Grace Li

In Program Oral Interpretation
Third place: Delaney Pallo

In Public Forum Debate
Third place: Anthony Biondillo and Angelo Cestone
Fourth place: Anna Kan and Maggie Carrier
Fifth place:  Marina Campos and Audra Pesko

In United States Extemp
Second place: Katrina Reed
Fourth place: Josh Farley
Fifth place: Grace Min