Tribute to the Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team of Cherokee Trail High Schoolby Representative Mike Coffman
Posted on 2015-12-08
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Mr. COFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Girls'
Varsity Volleyball team of Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora,
Colorado on winning the 2015 Colorado 5A State Championship game on
November 14, 2015.
The students and staff who were a part of the title winning Cougar team deserve the utmost respect and commendation for winning in what has been a season full of challenges. Following the tragic death of one of their players, Celeste James, and a serious injury to another, Amazing Ashby, the Cherokee Trail Cougars showed courage in the face of true adversity to complete an amazing title winning season which honored their teammates.
In their dominant performances in the State Championships, the girls of Cherokee Trail High School's volleyball team proved that hard work, dedication, and perseverance is the perfect recipe for champions. These volleyball players were led to the championship title through the tireless leadership of their head coach, Terry Miller, and his commendable staff.
I also congratulate the educators and parents of this superb team. The faculty who supported the Cougars throughout the season must be recognized. No team, no matter how talented and committed, can rise to the level of State Champions without exceptional support and guidance from their teachers and parents.
It is with great pride that I join all of the residents of Aurora, Colorado, in congratulating the Cherokee Trail Cougars on their State Championship.