High School Students Among the Best in State Forensic Tournament
Seven Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed at the Pennsylvania High School Speech League (PHSSL) State Championship Tournament. Senior Ellen Pil won third place in the Senate (qualifying Student Congress) and senior Jeremy Rodrigues won sixth place in Impromptu Speaking. Additionally, the following five students placed in the top 20 in their events: sophomore Jonah Green placed 14th in the House (non-qualifying Student Congress), freshman Rajeev Godse placed 14th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, the team of senior Jonathan Monroe and junior Sara Puthenpurayil placed 15th in Policy Debate, and junior Eduardo Andujar placed 18th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
The state tournament was held March 17 and 18, 2017, at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg. Approximately 640 students representing 100 high schools from across the state participated in the tournament.