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Introduced by: Young D, Turner


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION honoring the members of the Marion Giants High School varsity basketball team for winning the 2000 I.H.S.A.A. Class 4A State Boys Basketball Tournament.

     Whereas, by virtue of their hard work, talent and discipline, the following students of Marion High School became members of the 2000 Giants varsity basketball team: Isaac McClung, Todd Chin, Reggie Nevels, Mark Sears, Jonathan Williams, Adam Halverson, Josh Peters, Ian Swyers, Allen Miller, Matt Backs, Zach Randolph, Kevin Cates and Jeremy Rees;

    Whereas, the remarkable achievements of the Giants program were enabled not only by the talent and effort of the student members, but also by the inspired leadership of their coaching staff and teachers, led by Coach Moe Smedley and Assistant Coaches, Jerry Townsend and Chris Smedley, by the support, management and student training provided by Danny

Boxell, Fred Taylor, Adam Burggraf and Ryan Johnson, by the organizational backing of the entire administration of Marion High School and by the generous volunteer support provided by the parents, other relatives and friends of these championship students; and

    Whereas, the dedication, talent and hard work of the following members has been recognized by these honors: Todd Chin's acceptance to Indiana Wesleyan University, Adam Halverson's acceptance to Indiana University, Matt Backs' acceptance to Elon College, Reggie Nevels' naming to the All North Central Conference and acceptance to West Point, Allen Miller named to All North Central Conference and Zach Randolph named to the Indiana All-Star Team, the Junior National Team, the All North Central Conference and the recipient of the McDonald's All-American Game MVP Award and acceptance to Michigan State University; and

    Whereas, the discipline, efforts and developed talents achieved by the members of this program will remain valuable enhancements to the quality of their lives; Therefore:

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the
General Assembly of the State of Indiana, the Senate concurring:

     SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives of the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the program of the Giants of Marion High School on its Class 4A Boys State Basketball tourney championship.

    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to each coach and member of the Marion High School Giants 2000 varsity boys basketball team.

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