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Full Text of HR0114  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate the Jacksonville High
4School dance team, the J'ettes, on winning the 2023 Illinois
5High School Association (IHSA) Class 1A Competitive Dance
6Championship; and
7    WHEREAS, The IHSA Class 1A Competitive Dance Division,
8which is divided into five sectionals consisting of
9approximately 80 dance teams, was held at the Grossinger
10Motors Arena in Bloomington from January 27 to January 28,
112023; and
12    WHEREAS, The J'ettes passed the preliminary round on
13January 27, where the top 30 teams competed for the final 12
14spots, advancing to compete in the finals on January 28; and
15    WHEREAS, The J'ettes finished with a score of 92.40, just
16edging ahead of Morris Community High School, which scored
1792.35; and
18    WHEREAS, The J'ettes made history by earning the top spot
19in the IHSA Class 1A Competitive Dance Division, giving
20Jacksonville High School its first IHSA team championship
21since its 1988 volleyball team; and



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1    WHEREAS, The J'ettes worked hard all year long, starting
2with Dance Camp in the summer; the team has additionally
3hosted an annual Kiddie Camp, held fundraising events, and led
4Radio Day; in the fall, the team participated in several
5parades, pep rallies, football games, and a fall dance clinic;
7    WHEREAS, This season, the J'ettes successfully competed in
8three different organizations, IHSA, the Illinois Drill Team
9Association (IDTA), and the Universal Dance Association (UDA);
11    WHEREAS, At the 2023 IDTA State Finals, the J'ettes were
12named champions in the AA Lyrical/Contemporary category and
13placed 2nd in the AA Open Pom and 3rd in the AA Grand
14Champions; and
15    WHEREAS, At the 2023 UDA National Dance Team Nationals in
16Orlando, Florida, the J'ettes ranked 12th in both the Large
17Varsity – Jazz and Large Varsity - Pom categories; and
18    WHEREAS, The J'ettes' spectacular showcase at the IHSA
19Class 1A Competitive Dance Finals made its hometown of
20Jacksonville extremely proud, and its dancers' hard work and
21determination to win will never be forgotten; and



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1    WHEREAS, The J'ettes are led by Coaches Tiffany Hickox and
2Allyson Maul and Manager Marley VanAken; and
3    WHEREAS, The J'ettes team consists of 19 dancers,
4including six seniors, Co-captains Leah Hoffman and Ella
5Stremming and Squad Leaders Meredith Gallo, Anna Muller, Gwen
6Poole, and Issy Woods; five juniors, Squad Leaders Kate
7Alexander and Lindsey Hautala and members Lily Rohlk, Jacey
8Evans, and Kimmy Davis; six sophomores, Squad Leaders
9Elizabeth Stremming and Emma Wolters and members Kylie
10Chumley, Samantha Lawson, Hailey Weeks, and Gianna Williams;
11and two freshmen, Greta Bryson-Adams and Lily Hickox;
12therefore, be it
15we congratulate the Jacksonville High School dance team, the
16J'ettes, on winning the 2023 Illinois High School Association
17Class 1A Competitive Dance Championship; and be it further
18    RESOLVED, That we wish the J'ettes future success and many
19more triumphant seasons to come; and be it further
20    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
21presented to the J'ettes' coaches and team members as a symbol



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1of our esteem and respect.