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Lemont High School Holds Assembly to Honor State Champions

The symphonic band, journalism student Charmaine Balisalisa and Chicago Tribune All-Academic Team honoree Marjorie Dallmann were honored at an all-school assembly Thursday.

 students and faculty members were joined Thursday morning by Mayor Brian Reaves for an assembly honoring state champions from the 2011-2012 school year.

Among those recognized were members of the Symphonic Band,  at the 2012 State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Contest last month.

The State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Contest, which is hosted by Illinois State University Bands, is an invitation-only event that brings together the state’s top bands, dividing them into six classes. Lemont’s Honors Symphonic Band not only was rated at the top of all Class 3A bands, but also ranked sixth of 24 bands across all classes.

Also honored was senior Charmaine Balisalisa, at the IHSA Journalism State Finals last month. Balisalisa took first place in Info Graphics.

Finally, senior Marjorie Dallmann was recognized . 

The Chicago Tribune All-State Academic Team, now in its 27th year, celebrates rising stars in Illinois high schools who manage to outshine even their most accomplished peers.

Dallmann has been one of the school's top students since stepping foot on campus as a freshman, accumulating a perfect grade-point average through four years and .

During the assembly, Mayor Reaves read proclamations honoring Lemont's state champions.

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