Cannibals Win State

Cleveland’s speech and debate team wins its eighth title of the last decade


Clarion photo Dylan Chappell

Debaters Nate Adamski and William Bransford standing outside Cleveland High School. The pair won the state title in Dual Interpretation.

Stella Greenvoss was a double winner at the state speech and debate championships April 28-29. Greenvoss won in Prose Reading and Informative Speaking. (Clarion photo Laura Fisher)

The Cleveland Cannibals Speech and Debate team won the 2023 OSAA State Speech and Debate Championship this past weekend, April 28-29, just eclipsing Sunset by six points.

Cleveland, under the direction of head coach Patrick Gonzales, finished with 102 points, followed by Sunset with 96. Lakeridge had 58 points, Lincoln 37 and Clackamas had 31 to round out the top five schools.

With the victory, Cleveland won its eighth title in the last decade.

Students winning state championships were William Bransford and Nate Adamski in Dual Interpretation; Stella Greenvoss in Prose Reading and Informative Speaking; and Dunya Dogramaci in Literary Interpretation for ELL.