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State of Vermont

Senate Chamber

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent Senate Resolution

   By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling,

     By Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex and Myers of Essex,

     S.C.R. 16.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School championship girls' gymnastic team.

Whereas, after winning the state interscholastic gymnastic title in 2006, the Essex High School Hornets returned to the gymnasium floor and equipment, including the vaults, beams and bars, for another year of competitive challenges, and

Whereas, the Hornets once again demonstrated their mastery of all the intricate athletic maneuvers comprising the sport of gymnastics and compiled an impressive regular season tally of 10 victories and no defeats, and

Whereas, on the day of the sport’s seasonal finale, the 23rd Vermont state high school gymnastic meet, the Essex athletes were more than prepared to defend their title, and

Whereas, the Hornets amassed a school-record 140.755 points to win the state championship, and

Whereas, this amazing victory was the result of the combined efforts of well‑trained and highly-conditioned young athletes who captured five of the six top individual point totals, and

Whereas, especially impressive was the performance of Essex 10th grader, Mary Krug, who won her second consecutive individual state championship by winning the vault, beam, bars and floor exercise events, and

Whereas, not far off Mary Krug’s pace was her Hornet teammate, Kimmy Dirmaier, who won second place in three events and third in the vault competition, and

Whereas, all the Essex gymnasts, including Lauren Braunegg, Casey Claude, Kimmy Dirmaier, Alli Greene, Hannah Isham, Katy Krug, Mary Krug, Courtney Lachaussie, Leanne LaPierre, Miranda LaPierre, Rebecca Lee, Samatha Long, Jenna Lorenzini, Courtney McMahon, Simone Mendes, Laura Ray, Katie Roberge and Lori Weischedel, deserve recognition for their athletic accomplishments, and

Whereas, coaches Kara Bissonnette, Emily Kilcoyne and Ashley Godin assisted these fine competitors to reach for the pinnacle of their sport, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Essex High School state championship girls’ gymnastic team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Kara Bissonnette at Essex High School.



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