Boyd Award and Athletic Update

On Friday, May 22nd, the Friday before Memorial Day, the Boyd Award was presented for the forty-seventh time. The seventh winner of this prize, Irving Richardson '74, presented the award to Mary Coyne '15. In his remarks, Mr. Richardson encouraged students to pause and look more often at the newly refurbished Boyd Award plaque located in the lobby between the cafeteria and the gym, and to reflect the values which Robert Boyd exemplified. Following a long-standing tradition, a group of seniors opened the assembly by singing the National Anthem, followed by a memorable rendition of "The Impossible Dream" by Kayla Barton '15.

A very popular choice for the award, Mary has been a top-notch student and active in student government during her high school years. She will matriculate at Duke University in the fall.

The spring sports teams are nearing the end of regular season play, and most teams are play-off bound. Here is a rundown:

Baseball 8-6 record, fighting for a play-off berth

Softball 11-3 record; will get a fairly high seed for play-offs

Boys Lacrosse 10-2 record, with two tough games remaining against arch-rivals Cape and NYA

Girls Lacrosse 6-3 record, with tough games remaining against Cape, Brunswick, and NYA

Boys Tennis 8-4 record, will have a mid-level seeding

Girls Tennis Their 6-6 record qualifies the team for play-offs

Track Both boys and girls have fared fairly well in their weekly meets, with strong performances from Darren Shi '15 in the shot put, Sam Gerken '15 in the 800, and Emma Egan '16 in the sprints, high jump, and long jump. The May 17th edition of the Portland Press Herald ran a feature story on Sam Gerken, who is posting the best times of his career after open-heart surgery last June.

Sailing Led by Ethan Merril '16 and Dan Morse '15, the team has had a good season, winning the Downeast Championships held at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, and placing third in three other regattas.

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