From Principal Jeff Shedd:
This has been something of a rebuilding year for the Cape Speech team. The team typically placed within the top four teams in meet after meet, yet I don't believe they took first in any - until the state meet last weekend. In the state meet, the team showed the value of peaking at the right time. They walked away state champions!
Congratulations to coach Lisa Melanson and all the team members!
From Coach Lisa Melanson:
The Speech Team surged to victory yesterday, led by Marco Hansel (1sts in Poetry, Prose), Caroline Gentile (2nds in Poetry, Oratorical Declaration), Lauren Cutter (2nd in Extemp; 3rd in Original Oratory), Rayyaan Hakizimana (3rd, Original Works), Devan Newell (4th, Original Works), and Ben Stone (4th, Humorous Interpretation) for a total of 32 trophy points.
It was the equivalent of a photo finish: Poland was 2nd with 31 points; Skowhegan 3rd with 29; Lawrence - 4th with 28; Falmouth - 5th -with 26.
Only 10 entrants' scores can count toward a state championship sweeps trophy, so a small team can pull it off, as ours did.
Great job, CEHS Speech team!