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CHS Forensics Team wins regional title

On March 5 the Cumberland County High School Forensics Team won first place in competition against 11 other schools in the 1A East Regional Tournament at Windsor High School in Windsor.

Led by coach Charles Haigh and team captain Demory Williamson, CHS scored four first- place finishes by senior Amatul-Malik Fulani, original oratory; junior Katey Hougland, storytelling; sophomore Holly Tillett, humorous interpretation; and junior Demory Williamson, serious dramatic interpretation. They will be joined at the State Forensics Tournament next month by the serious duo of Lexi Ellis and Justin Crawford, and humorous duo of Shayna Swanson and John Jefferies, as well as Maddi White, storytelling, Brittny Price, extemporaneous speaking, Hallye Workman, serious dramatic interpretation and Kaylah Paras, poetry interpretation. Four students are listed as alternates for the state competition. They are  Nick Abbott, Madaline Johnston, Chyann Taylor and Nick Overton.

This is the second consecutive year that CHS has won the 1A East Regional Title, and the sixth title in three years. Haigh was also awarded the Region 1A East Coach of the Year Award. The regional champions are now preparing to perform at the state competition at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian on April 2.