Columbiana students excel in state tournament

Six members of the Columbiana High School speech team attended the Ohio Speech and Debate Association state tournament March 6-7 at Wooster High School. There were 1,100 students from across the state who competed in the tournament. Juniors Katie Crisp, who competed in Programmed Oral Interpretation, and Zoe Finsley, who competed in Informative Speaking, both advanced to the semifinal round and finished in the top 12 in the state. Pictured from left to right are Sam Davis, who competed in International Extemp; Zoe Finsley, Bridget Szabo, who competed in U.S. Extemp; Samantha Bucholtz, who competed in U.S. Extemp; Stanley Wilzcak, who competed in Original Oratory; and Katie Crisp. Sam Davis and Zoe Finsley also qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association tournament that will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in June. (Submitted photo)


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