Clubs & Activities

Speech and Debate

CM’s Speech & Debate Team, one of the school’s longest-running student organizations, is a nationally recognized program. Coached by Br. Anthony Cavet, the team has produced countless individual state and national champions.

Since 2017, the team has won five state championships.

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Championships

Team State Championships

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  • 1994

    Congress Team Award
  • 2010

    Co-National Champions
  • 2017

    State Champions
  • 2018

    State Champions
  • 2020

    State Champions
  • 2021

    State Champions
  • 2022

    State Champions

Individual State Champions

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  • 1985

    Michael Kenneally - Congress
  • 1989

    S. Hébert K. Connnolly - Duo
  • 1990

    Nick De Pace - Drama
  • 1992

    Joseph Cassidy - Novice Rdg
  • 1993

    James Carrigan - Novice Extemp
    Sean Brennan - Radio
  • 1994

    Brian Donahue - Poetry
  • 1995

    A.J. Lewis - Radio
  • 1996

    David Rookwood - Radio
  • 1998

    Alex McMillan - Prose
  • 1999

    Paul Hawkins - Radio
    Matt Maalouf - Declamation
    Alex McMillan - Prose
  • 2000

    Matt Maalouf - Oratory
  • 2005

    Joseph McLean - Declamation
  • 2006

    Liam Concannon - Declamation
    Christian Hollan - Drama
    Max Erilus - Play Reading
  • 2008

    Joseph Murray - Radio
  • 2009

    Mike Giovanucci - Play Reading
  • 2010

    Chris Masterson - Oratory
    Patrick Simas - Drama
    John Allaire - Declamation
    Joseph Botsch - Public Forum
  • 2011

    Jhovani Vonleh - Oratory
    Ryan Lamoie - Radio
  • 2012

    K. Donnelly and M. Woodall - Duo
    K. Donnelly, M. Jackson, A. Rogantino, and M. Woodall - Multiple
  • 2013

    Mark Woodall - Drama
    Matt Wolfe - Declamation
    Matt McCarthy - Impromptu
    Daniel Shulman - Radio
    B. Fitzgerald, M. Friosi, M. McCarthy, P. Sinno, and C. Traynor - Multiple
  • 2015

    Connor Dykeman - Radio
    A. Conti, M. Jackson, A. Kandalaft, P. Sinno, M. Wolfe, and W.Woodson - Multiple
  • 2016

    Brendan Sanders - Prose
  • 2017

    Brendan Julian - Declamation
    B. Sanders and J. Delaney - Duo
  • 2018

    Jack Delaney - Drama and Poetry
    Brendan Julian - Impromptu
    Mike McCarthy - Extemp
    Kevin Spear - Congress
    M. McLaughlin and J. Costello - Duo
  • 2019

    Ben Chipman - Children's Literature
    Dylan Jenkins - Radio
    James Julian - Declamation
    Brendan Ryan - Novice Reading
    L. Esposition and B. Kimball - Duo
  • 2020

    Marcus Gadsden - Declamation and Drama
    Benjamin Kimball - Children's Literature
    Nicholas Olwell - Poetry
    L. Esposito and B. Kimball - Duo
  • 2021

    Colin Bligh - Radio
    Sean Fay - Impromptu
    Nicholas Olwell - Poetry
  • 2022

    Patrick Blomberg - Declamation
    Patrick Blomberg - Program Oral Interpretation
    Sean Fay - Impromptu

Individual National Champions

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  • 1988

    John Didiuk - Extemp
  • 1999

    Matt Maalouf - Declamation
  • 2010

    Jhovani Vonleh - Declamation
  • 2015

    Bradley Rowan - Oratory
  • 2022

    Patrick Blomberg - Declamation (NCFL National Champion)

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