Wheeling Park Captures 34th State Speech Tournament Title

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park High School Speech Team continued its winning streak today, capturing its 34th consecutive West Virginia State Speech and Debate Tournament title.

Coach Bill Cornforth said the 20 students on the team competed Friday and today against 11 other schools during the tournament held at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He noted another Wheeling institution, The Linsly School, captured fifth place in the competition.

“They worked very hard and they knew they wanted it,” he said of his students.