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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 240

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2008 Essex High School Hornets Division I cheerleading team

Offered by:  Representatives Myers of Essex, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex and Jerman of Essex

Whereas, the Essex High School Hornets’ cheerleaders began their 2007–2008 season desirous of making their best effort to return to the championship status they held for many years in the past, and

Whereas, as the final Division I team to perform at the 2008 cheerleading championships, the Hornets had ample opportunity to assess their competitors before it was their turn to go before the judges and their many fans gathered at the Champlain Valley Exposition’s Expo Center, and

Whereas, the Hornets’ enticing musical themes, along with their accompanying intricate and agile routines featuring precision timing, contributed to the judges’ decision to award the Hornets’ the top Division I score of 186 out of a possible 200 points, 18 more than their nearest competitor Rutland High School, and the highest score of all the teams, in every division, that competed that day, and

Whereas, the many enthusiastic Essex fans gathered at the champion site gave their team thunderous applause on the completion of the Hornets’ rousing cheers, and they were thrilled when their hometown team won the state championship, and

Whereas, the 2008 cheerleading Hornets, including Autumn Brugger, Abbie Desrochers, Kimberly Dion, Teeshia Farmer, Becca Frost, Casey Lynn Gilmond, Erin Hoehl, Hannah Morrett, Sara Oesterle, Amanda Peck, Hannah Puisto, Taylor Troville, Emily Whitehead, Tashaw Woodworth, Marian Yandow, and Sarah Yandow, began a new history of Hornet cheerleading championships, and

Whereas, Head Coach Stephanie Edelman and assistant coaches Maria Ung and Jessica Lindholm inspired their students to master challenging cheerleading skills that outpaced those of their competitors, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2008 Essex High School Hornets Division I cheerleading team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Steph Edelman at Essex High School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont