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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to extend
3their congratulations to the School District 108 Lake Park
4High School Competitive Dance Team, the Lancettes, for winning
5the 2023 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 3A
6State Championships; and
7    WHEREAS, This is the Lancettes' second consecutive state
8championship and third IHSA title overall; and
9    WHEREAS, In their past 11 consecutive trips to the IHSA
10state finals, the Lancettes have consistently placed in the
11top 10 dance teams in the State and have earned trophies six
12times, in 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023; and
13    WHEREAS, The Lancettes have competed in the state
14championships every year since the IHSA began holding
15competitive dance competitions in 2013; and
16    WHEREAS, There were 77 teams that competed in the IHSA 3A
17Sectionals on January 21, 2023 at South Elgin High School, and
1830 teams advanced to the championships; and
19    WHEREAS, This year's IHSA Competitive Dance Team State
20Championships were held on January 27 and January 28, 2023 in



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1Bloomington at the Grossinger Motors Arena; and
2    WHEREAS, The head coach for the Lancettes is Francesca
3Leone, and the assistant coaches are Lauren O'Brien and Cassie
4Spear; and
5    WHEREAS, The Lancettes squad that competed at the state
6competition included Sophomore Alessia Bavaro, Sophomore Siena
7Bavaro, Senior Isabella Catalano, Senior Abigail Hatfield,
8Sophomore Sophie Hatfield, Sophomore Sophia Kazan, Senior
9Camryn Kellogg, Senior Talia Leuzzi, Sophomore Ashton Lovell,
10Senior Alexis McNally, Junior Ana T. Panagakis, Junior Emma
11Raymond, Junior Nikola Sawicki, Freshman Kerri Thoms, and
12Senior Giuliana Vasilevich; and
13    WHEREAS, The Lancettes ended the competition with a score
14of 97.87/100; therefore, be it
16ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we congratulate the
17School District 108 Lake Park High School Competitive Dance
18Team, the Lancettes, for winning the 2023 Illinois High School
19Association (IHSA) Class 3A State Championships and applaud
20their dedication to their sport; and be it further
21    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be



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1presented to the Lancettes as a symbol of our respect and