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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Penn High School Spell Bowl squad on winning the state title.



ZAKAS , MISHLER, BRODEN




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Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Penn High School Spell Bowl squad on winning the state title.

     Whereas, Penn High School's Spell Bowl squad won their 11th state title in 12 years at the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl;

    Whereas, Coach Pete DeKever and his squad exemplified hard work and dedication throughout the season, writing approximately 40,000 words in preparation for the competitions, which helped them win seven individual meets during the season;

    Whereas, That hard work carried through into the practice sessions that Penn High School held in preparation for the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl, where they focused on writing the 3,500 words from the word list. This proved successful as they earned a perfect score of 90, which won them the state title and also secured the top overall honors in Class 1;

    Whereas, The perfect score that Penn High School posted at the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl was their 26th in school history. Their performance was historic in that there have only been 35 to 40 perfect scores ever posted at the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl;


    Whereas, The team members of the Penn High School Spell Bowl squad are: Maddy Anderson, Maaz Arif, Nitin Arora, Nisha Bhatt, Alex Cao, Christy Chang, Laura Harmon, Austin Heckaman, Leah Hershberger, Yifei Hu, Jenny Huang, Richard Jung, Neena Kallookulangara, Marija Lapkus, James McGinness, Sheena Shah, Nithin Varadharajan, and Andy Wang; and

    Whereas, The Penn High School Spell Bowl squad's state title is an impressive accomplishment worthy of recognition: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. The Indiana General Assembly congratulates the Penn High School Spell Bowl squad on winning the state title.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Coach Pete DeKever; Steve Hope, Principal of Penn High School; and Dr. Jerry Thacker, Superintendent of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation.