A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Penn High School as the
1999 champions of the Class 1 Academic Spell Bowl state title.
2000, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Penn High School as
the 1999 champions of the Class 1 Academic Spell Bowl state title.
Whereas, in capturing the 1999 Class 1 Academic Spell Bowl state title on November 13, 1999, Penn High School completed its nearly perfect performance with a score of 89 out of a possible 90 points;
Whereas, Penn High School
not only achieved its
primary goal of winning the state title, it also met its
secondary goal of finishing with the highest score of all four
Whereas, after misspelling one word during the second
of ten rounds, the Penn team rebounded to spell their
remaining eighty words without error;
coached by Pete DeKever, the Penn team of
Susie Lee, Kent Campbell, Krystal Languell, Dan
Ernsberger, Christine Chapman, Mike Vorenkamp, Jenni
Morrow, Charis Heisey, Stacey Carmichael, Kelsey
Schilling, Dan Wasikowski, and Jeff Kish dedicated long
hours of preparation in their pursuit of excellence; and
Whereas, this Spell Bowl title was the ninth academic state championship for Penn High School since 1992: Therefore,
SECTION 1. That the people of Indiana are exceptionally proud
of the commitment and pursuit of academic excellence by its young
SECTION 2. That Penn High School reflects this dedication by its victory as the 1999 champions of the Class 1 Academic Spell Bowl state title.
SECTION 3. The Secretary of the Senate is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Penn High School Coach Pete DeKever, Principal Dr. Eugene Sweeney, and to the individual team members.