MEDINA — Medina High School is hosting the Ohio High School Speech League Akron District Championship on Saturday.
About 275 students along with judges and parents from 12 schools and districts — Copley, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Highland, Hudson, Medina, Nordonia, Norton, Our Lady of the Elms, Revere, Stow, Wadsworth and Wooster — will participate in the tournament.
Students will compete in 12 events: nine speech events and three debate events.
The top finishers at this tournament will qualify for the state championship which runs Feb. 28 to March 2.
The various speech events are Original Oratory, Oratorical Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Prose/Poetry, International Extemporaneous Speaking, US Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo and Impromptu Speaking.
The debate events are Policy Debate, Public Forum Debate and Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Medina High School students will participate in the debate events.
Scott Quade, language arts teacher and debate team adviser, volunteered to serve as host coordinator for the event. He also is a member of the OHSSL Akron District Executive Committee, which oversees the tournament.
The debate team is asking for donations in addition to contributions of breakfast and lunch items, beverages and paper products to feed the nearly 300 competitors and 80 judges. To make a donation or contribution, contact Karen Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 421-1309 or Tracy Meyer at email@example.com or (330) 391-4820.