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Speech and Debate State Qualifiers

Speech State Qualifiers Yelisa Cortez, Matt Ellis, Alexandra Morar, Pranav Padmanabhan


Four Boardman High School Speech Team members qualified to compete in the Ohio Speech and Debate Association State Tournament held in Sylvania, Ohio on March 1-3. The tournament will feature the best competitors across Ohio.


This is the 4th trip to State for Boardman senior Pranav Padmanabhan, who will compete in International Extemporaneous.  Senior Matthew Ellis and junior Yelisa Cortez are also former State qualifiers and will compete in the Student Congress and Humor categories  respectively.   This will be the first trip to State for senior Alexandra Morar, who’s competing in Informative Speaking.


"Our team worked very hard this season and brought home a combined total of fifteen awards,”  said Coach Elisabeth Miller.  “They competed at six regular season tournaments, which included one in the Cleveland district, and they demonstrate spirit and personality in every performance. Assistant coaches Randy Nord and Lisa Anzevino, and I, are very proud of them.”

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