Congratulations to the Erskine Academy girls basketball team. Along with Coach Mitch Donar and JV Coach Meghan Hughes, they visited the State House this week to be recognized in the Maine Senate.

They finished first in a nationwide fundraiser called the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer shooting challenge. As part of the fundraiser, the team took pledges for every free throw or three-pointer made in January. In the end, they raised $10,000, beating out 323 high schools around the country with a free throw challenge.

The students were greeted by Senator Roger Katz, Representative Richard Bradstreet, Representative Matthew Pouliot, and Representative Timothy Theriault.