Five members of the Speech and Debate team traveled to Pennsylvania with Speech and Debate Coach Daniel Sapir: Kory Turner, Middleboro; Ben Novak, Sandwich; Matt Johnson, Middleboro; Kira Pyne, Middleboro, and Emily Waystack, of Plymouth.
Matt Johnson was a semifinalist in the competition in Oratorical Interpretation (prose and poetry); Kory Turner took second place in Oratorical Interpretation and Ben Novak earned a 5th place trophy for Declamation. He will go on to the Catholic Nationals in Chicago a few weeks.
In addition to coming away with three awards, the Sacred Heart School team traveled the greatest distance to participate. Speech and Debate Coach Dan Sapir said, “It was a terrific experience. We actually selected this tournament as a substitute for a Philadelphia tournament that we were forced to miss because it conflicted with the timing of our musical, The Wizard of Oz. We all enjoyed the tournament so much that we are adding it to our calendar for next year.”
About Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart is a private, co-educational Catholic school system, which provides educational opportunities for students throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, from preschool through grade 12. As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sacred Heart School strives to inspire minds, define character and encourage responsible leadership through a curriculum that prepares students to pursue knowledge throughout their lives. The school provides students with a strong liberal arts curriculum, and integrates technology into the hands of students with its One to One iPad Program. Sacred Heart also offers extensive athletic, arts and extra-curricular activities for students. Founded in 1947, the school underwent a governance change in July 2011, incorporating the Sacred Heart Schools in Kingston, MA as Sacred Heart School System, Inc. This new structure was implemented to assure the continuation of academic excellence of the Sacred Heart Schools for the future, as well as the Catholic mission and the religious community traditions. The school system serves students on a beautiful, expansive campus on Route 80 that includes three school buildings, a central administrative office, and athletic fields and facilities. Sacred Heart School welcomes students of all faiths and diverse backgrounds. The school prides itself in a commitment to developing the whole student, offering an independent school atmosphere and top-tier academics. Pamela Desmarais serves as the school’s President. The Sacred Heart campus is located at 251-399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364. For additional information about the school, please visit www.sacredheartkingston.com or call 781-585-7511.