Above / The State Champion Naperville North Varsity Dance Team is pictured here in a photo provided by NNHS coach. On Feb. 7, 2019, the House of Representatives approved an honorary resolution brought forward by State Rep. Grant Wehrli. HR 93 applauds the Naperville North High School Varsity Dance Team for their recent first-place finish at the State Championships in Bloomington.

SPRINGFIELD—Members and coaches from the Naperville North High School Varsity Dance Team were honored in Springfield on Thursday through the passage of a House Resolution in recognition of their first ever State Title.

HR93 congratulated the team and coaches for an excellent competitive season that culminated with winning the 2019 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 3A State Championship in Bloomington, Illinois.

“This team of dancers had an exceptional year, winning the DVC Conference Title, the Sectional Title and the State Title,” said State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville), Chief Sponsor of the resolution. “They serve as models of hard work, integrity and dedication, and I wish them continued success.”

The Naperville North Huskies finished first out of a field of 30 teams, with a final competition score of 95.42. Their self-choreographed, award-winning routine was done to Ruelle’s “Live Like Legends.”

The Varsity Dance Team is coached by Alexis Linder, Rebecca Paul, and Elida Vandenbergh. Dancers include: Anna Bramlett, Caroline Byrne, Julia Cameli, Emme Camp, Emma Connelly, Caroline Corcoran, Caroline Findling, Bri Grove, Brenna Hill, Maizie Keane, Hailey Kilian, Izzy Marcus, Megan Melnikoff, Francesca Romano, Julia Sassen, Tess States and Megan Wachtel.

Story and photo submitted by Cheryl Meyers, Senior Communications Analyst, Office of the Republican Leader, IL House of Representatives, for State Rep. Grant Wehrli.