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Norton students in state tournament

2/28/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Tricia Pletcher
NORTON — This year, 39 Norton High School students, coached by Tricia Pletcher and Anthony Paridon, participated in 11 different events in speech and debate.

Students competed at 10 local and regional speech and debate tournaments. One of the highlights of their season thus far is placing fourth out of 32 schools at the Berea Grindstone Forensics Tournament, according to Pletcher.

Additionally, at the Akron District Tournament Jan. 26, nine Norton students (shown at right) placed in their categories to advance to state competition: In Humorous Interpretation, Jordan Feliciano (also named Akron District Champion) and John Wroblewski; in Dramatic Interpretation, Kerstin Vaughn; in Original Oratory, Jenna Pletcher; in Prose-Poetry Reading, Laura Simons, Jessica Baker and Megan Stults; and in Impromptu Speaking: Eamon McGuire and Noah Ling.

Three Norton delegates to Student Congress also will be attending the state tournament: Representatives Steven Planitzer, Natalee Stewart and Anthony Tryon.

The Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament will be Feb. 28 to March 2 in Canfield.

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