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State Champion Lemont Cheerleaders Lauded by Village Board

Village trustees and Mayor Brian Reaves Monday praised the team for their first-place finish in IHSA state competition.

It was a packed house at Lemont Village Hall Monday night—but the crowd didn't come to talk about the sports complex. 

Most in the audience just wanted to see their favorite Lemont High School cheerleaders in the spotlight once again.

Mayor Brian Reaves issued a proclamation for the 2014 Medium Division IHSA state champions. The audience and board gave the team a standing ovation. The Indians’ state championship is their first under head coach Dave Erlenbaugh, who is in his second year heading the Lemont program. The Indians won consecutive state titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011 under former coach Brittany Glowa.

It reads as follows: 
WHEREAS, for the fourth year, the Lemont High School Varsity Cheerleaders captured the 2014 IHSA Medium Division Cheerleading State Championship in Bloomington, IL on February 8th; and  

WHEREAS, under the direction of Head Coach Dave Erlenbaugh, the Lemont Varsity Cheerleaders posted a top score of 88.22 in the preliminary round of 25 entrants, which advanced them as one of the top 10 teams to compete in the championship round where they took first place with a posted score of 90.84; and   

WHEREAS, in addition to the Lemont cheerleading squad’s four state titles, they finished as state runners-up in 2007, 2008 and 2013 and brought home third-place trophies in 2006 and 2012; and   

WHEREAS, it must be recognized that competition at the state level requires dedication, determination, passion and persistence by each squad member individually, and as a team, as well as the complete commitment of the cheerleaders, their parents, and of coach Dave Erlenbaugh and assistant coaches Bree Grady and Brittany Cantarino; and  

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that we recognize senior Indian Varsity Cheerleaders Madison Detres, Emily Durham, Gianna Letizia, Miranda Neumann, Rebecca Peraino, Kelsey Tate, Gianna Turek and Danielle Wohead; Juniors Easton Kral, Reann Kwasneski, Elly Lambert, Nicole Markley, Stephanie Markley, Kayly Norris, Samantha Palumbo, Jenna Polk and Samatha Walus; Sophomores Erin Cliff and Katelyn Papierski and Freshman Caitlyn Henry.   

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN K. REAVES, Mayor of Lemont, on behalf of the Village Board of Trustees and the entire community, hereby commend the Indian Varsity Cheerleading Squad on an outstanding performance, and hereby express our pride and sincere congratulations to the coaches and to the dedicated and talented 2014 IHSA Medium Division State Championship Lemont High School Varsity Cheerleaders.  
Clare Woday March 01, 2014 at 01:17 AM
I like the way you think Happy Lemonter!!!
Michelle Salazar March 01, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Good Morning Lemonters! Just waiting for my kid to finish breakfast...he's off to the Indoor National Championship just outside of DETROIT MI. He is not going to visit all the wonderful things there are to see there, his five hour (in each direction) road trip has just one specific destination. That's what we need to become...a destination. Have a great weekend!
B.S. Buster March 01, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Best of luck and safe travels to you and your son, Michelle! It's nice to hear from happy people like you, Clare and Happy Lemonter!
Athens Man March 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM
I like the sound of ..."a destination" Michelle. A destination for 500 plus kids and their parents for weekend.

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