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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Penn High School Spell team and coach on their sixth consecutive state championship.



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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2005)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Penn High School Spell team and coach on their sixth consecutive state championship.

    Whereas, The Hoosier Spell Bowl is an academic competition;

    Whereas, The competition consists of ten rounds of nine words each. The words are read by an emcee with a different team member competing in each round;

    Whereas, Each participant has 15 seconds to write the word in the correct space on the answer sheet;

    Whereas, At the conclusion of the 15 seconds, the word is scored by a proctor before the emcee reads the next word;

    Whereas, The Penn High School Spell team is the Hoosier Spell Bowl champion for the sixth consecutive time, defeating Martinsville and East Noble in the final round with a perfect score of 90;

    Whereas, The Penn High School Spell team had a 92 - 0 record this season and has been undefeated since 1999, winning 36 consecutive competitions and amassing a record of 422 - 0 - 2;

    Whereas, Penn High School Spell team members established a single season state record with five perfect team scores;



    Whereas, Victorious in all six invitationals, Penn High School Spell team members scored a perfect team score in three of the six meets;

    Whereas, Penn High School Spell team co-captain Ashley Harlacher set an unofficial state career scoring record by correctly spelling all 225 words in her four years of varsity competition;

    Whereas, Penn High School Spell team coach Peter DeKever was also recently recognized for his dedication and hard work by being named one of the Academic Coaches of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Principals;

    Whereas, The Penn High School Spell team members and their coach have worked long and hard to achieve this honor; and

    Whereas, Academic excellence such as this deserves special recognition: 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 Indiana House of Representatives congratulates the Penn High School Spell team members and their coach on their victory in the state finals of the Hoosier Spell Bowl.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the Penn High School Spell team members and coach and to the Penn High School principal and superintendent.