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Canfield's 10th "Top 10" Finish at State Competition

State Speech

Congratulations to the Canfield Speech & Debate Team! The team competed at the Ohio Speech & Debate Association's State Tournament, hosted by Wooster City Schools, on March 6-7, 2020, with 1107 students representing 90 teams.  At the conclusion of the competition, Canfield finished in 8th place.  This is Canfield's 10th "Top 10" finish at the State Tournament in the past 12 years!

Top 10 Teams at OSDA State Finals:

1st Place - Massillon Perry

2nd Place - Hawken School

3rd Place - Solon

4th Place - Massillon Jackson

5th Place - Mason

6th Place - Chagrin Falls

7th Place - Wooster

8th Place - Canfield

9th Place - Highland

10th Place - Stow


Students advancing to elimination rounds:

Kaleigh Ceci - 4th Place in Humor

Ashton Gingerich - Top 12 in Humor

Vincent Machuga - Top 12 in Original Oratory

Sydney Kinkade - Top 12 in United States Extemp

Marina Campos and Audra Pesko - Top 23 in Public Forum Debate

Abigail Ambrose - Top 24 in Declamation

Bridget Fekety - Top 24 in Informative

Moe Prather - Top 24 in Informative

Tatiana Caballero - Top 24 in Original Oratory

Robert Faix - Top 48 in Congressional Debate

Prabh Dhaliwal - Top 48 in Congressional Debate

Madison Zets - Top 96 in Congressional Debate

Brian Krcelic - Top 96 in Congressional Debate


Congratulations to the 39 students who qualified for the State Tournament:

In Congressional Debate

Robert Faix (Top 48)

Prabh Dhaliwal (Top 48)

Madison Zets (Top 96)

Brian Krcelic (Top 96)


In Declamation

Abigail Ambrose (Top 24)

Ayusha Thapa

Julia Mosher

Gabriella Smallwood


In Drama

Alex Crans

Samantha Lutton


In Humor

Kaleigh Ceci (4th Place)

Ashton Gingerich (Top 12)

Nicole DeFabio


In Informative Speaking

Bridget Fekety (Top 24)

Moe Prather (Top 24)

Nicholas Krcelic

Abigail Faix


In Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Hannah Kelly

Emily Mashqbeh


In Original Oratory

Vincent Machuga (Top 12)

Tatiana Caballero (Top 24)

Grace Li

Olivia Love


In Program Oral Interpretation

Delaney Pallo

Briana Haddon

Giovanna Cestone


In Public Forum Debate

Marina Campos and Audra Pesko (Top 23)

Anthony Biondillo and Angelo Cestone

Anna Kan and Maggie Carrier

Asheligh Haas and Aidyn Simons


In United States Extemp

Sydney Kinkade (Top 12)

Josh Farley

Christopher Altiere

Grace Min



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