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NO. R-273. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE COLCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL LAKERS GIRLS NORDIC SKI TEAM 2000 STATE CHAMPIONS.

(J.R.H. 215)

Offered by: Representatives Dakin of Colchester, Schaefer of Colchester, Severance of Colchester and Vinton of Colchester.

Whereas, Nordic skiing is a sport that requires physical endurance, speed and the agility to traverse challenging terrain, often during very frigid meteorological conditions, and

Whereas, the Colchester Lakers Girls Nordic ski team traversed the snowy paths with great mastery of the sport, and

Whereas, as a result of the team's superb performance during the regular competitive season, during which it finished in first place at three out of five reported meets, it was well prepared for the state championship meet, and

Whereas, at the first heat of the state championship held at Prospect Mountain, the girl Lakers finished in first place, and

Whereas, at the concluding day of championship competition held at the Ethan Allen Nordic Ski Center, the Lady Lakers deservedly triumphed as state champions, and

Whereas, co-captains Jordan Burke, Erika Forka, and teammates Nicole Crowley, Erin Mallory, Miranda Ugalde and Anila Lawrence, are to be applauded for an outstanding and thrilling season of superb Nordic skiing, and

Whereas, Head Coach Leigh Mallory and his able Assistant Coach Zach Kramer are also to be commended for their teaching and leadership skill in guiding these fine athletes to the state championship, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate the Colchester High School Lakers Girls Nordic ski team 2000 state championship, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Coach Leigh Mallory at Colchester High School.