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Robotics students show off the new robotics area at Wheeling Park High School. The robotics room is located on the first floor where lockers were previously placed.


WHEELING – While one Wheeling Park High School team added another state title to its historic run, another hopes to turn its first state title into a streak of its own.

Both the WPHS speech and debate and robotics teams captured state championships on Saturday. For the speech team, it was its 42nd state crown. The robotics team won its first title. The speech team competed for its championship at West Virginia University, while the robotics team battled on the campus of Fairmont State University.

The Patriot speech team picked up individual state championships in 12 categories, along with armloads of other trophies. Team members who placed this weekend include:

– Logan Frazier, 1st Place Informative Speaking; 1st Place Duo Interpretation;

– Eliza Aulick, 1st Place Humorous / Dramatic Interpretation; 3rd Place Duo Interpretation;

– Kaden Cunningham, 1st Place Impromptu Speaking; 1st Place Extemporaneous Speaking; 3rd Place Poetry Interpretation;

– Charlie Ihlenfeld, 1st Place Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Top Lincoln-Douglas Speaker Award; 2nd place Congressional Debate;

– Summer Duerr-O’Bryant, 1st Place Public Forum Debate;

– Chloe Humway, 1st Place Prose Interpretation; 3rd Place Declamation;

– Julia Kelly, 1st Place Declamation;

– Laykin Milton, 1st Place Program Oral Interpretation; 4th Place Original Oratory;

– Aliyah Pelley, 1st Place Oral Interpretation of Literature; WVSDA Scholarship Winner;

– Rylin Russell, 1st Place Public Forum Debate;

– Addison Wright, 1st Place Duo Interpretation;

– Mariana Alkhouri, 5th Place Lincoln-Douglas Debate;

– Taylor Andrews, 4th Place Poetry Interpretation; 3rd Place Prose Interpretation;

– Natalie Archer, 5th place Congressional Debate; 5th Place SPAR Debate;

– Harper Aulick, 3rd Place Informative Speaking, 3rd Place Duo Interpretation; 3rd Place Humorous / Dramatic Interpretation;

– Audrey Bennett, 2nd Place Oral Interpretation Program;

– Laken Faulstick, 5th Place Broadcasting;

– Maggie Fuller, 2nd Place Lincoln-Douglas Debate;

– Braden Keen, 4th Place Impromptu Speaking; 2nd Place Extemporaneous Speaking; Original Oratory;

– Brendan Loy, 6th Place Humorous / Dramatic Interpretation;

– Towne Moores, 3rd Place Original Oratory; 4th Place Oral Interpretation of Literature; Broadcasting;

– Addison Perks, 6th Place Broadcasting; 2nd Place Prose Interpretation;

– Ellie Reasbeck, 2nd Place Informative Speaking; 4th Place Humorous / Dramatic Interpretation;

– Claire Seibert, 5th Place Poetry Interpretation;

– Abby Sheller, 5th Place Public Forum Debate;

– Mia Suwaid, 4th place Congressional Debate; 5th Place Public Forum Debate;

Additional members contributing to the team win were Wyatt Andrews, Melody Campbell, Ayden Cottrill, Alice Joseph, Grant Kenamond, Charlie Mattingly, Grace O’Neil and Josaphine Vosvick.

In the state robotics championship, WPHS ‘Iron Patriots Mk 1 and Mk 3 took home the tournament crown, but they were far from the only local teams returning home with trophies. In the high school competition, Brooke High’s Mallets were tournament finalists and won the robot skills title.

In the middle school competition, the Bridge Street Middle School Steel Devils I and II were tournament finalists, while Steel Devils I won the robot skills championship, Rosie’s Raiders from Triadelphia Middle School won the judge’s award and the Robot Overlords from Sherrard Middle School won the design award.

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