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The Price of success

It sounds like Cumberland High School Forensics Coach Charles Haigh made the right move when he signed up senior Brittny Price to join the school’s new forensics team against her will.

Since joining the team a few years back, Price has made it to the state competition every year.

Price, a soon-to-be U.S. Naval Academy student, recently finished her final season with the school’s forensics team by taking first place in the conference, regional and state tournaments for extemporaneous speaking.

We congratulate Price for excelling and representing her team, the high school and the community so well.

Haigh said Price has been one of the key members of the forensics team over the past four years.

“She’s been phenomenal,” he said. “… Extemporaneous, it is a demanding category. The kids are told in advance, maybe two or three weeks beforehand, the topics, and they do blind research on it.”

Forensics has played a key role in Price’s academic career, and in her life.

“(Without forensics), I would not be the person that I am today,” she said. “I would not be in the position that I am to get all of these accolades, go to the Naval Academy and really do something bigger if it wasn’t for Mr. Haigh signing me up. …”

We congratulate Price, along with her stellar team, for their hard work, persistence and determination.