To the Valley News:
On behalf of the Westport Central Speech and Debate Club I would just like to extend a thank you to the community. It is through your continued support and generosity that we have been able to compete and grow as a club. As a whole, we were able to achieve first, second, and third place wins this year. We also were able to qualify eight members for the state tournament, gaining experience and knowledge. It is because of you and your support that this has all been made possible. As a team we would also like to thank our team advisor, Scott Gibbs, his drive and expertise not only brought this club back to life last year, but helped it grow to twenty two eager members who have learned so much from not only the competitions, but from Mr. Gibbs himself. He has filled our brains with stories, constructive criticism, and a lifetime of experience that has helped us grow stronger, not only as performers, but as citizens and students. Therefore, we all would like to wish him well with his retirement and let him know that he will be missed greatly by the team, but not ever forgotten.
Team Secretary on behalf of the Westport Speech and Debate Team