The firetrucks flashed and sirens wailed as the State Champion JRHS Girl’s track team made its way down Main Street Buchanan on June 10. One of the beauties of small town life is that people care! With the exception of Maribeth Kern, all of the track team stars were on the firetruck. After the parade, the girls were honored with a recption in the Buchanan firehouse. Pizza, fruit, snacks and a beautiful cake were on the truck. Sheila Proffit, AD at JRHS, served as MC. local dignitaries Tom Middlecamp, Mayor of Buchanan, Terry Austin Supervisor for Buchanan and Jack Leffel Supervisor for Fincaslte made congratulatory remarks. Principal Jamie Talbott and the coaching staff of the track team made remarks on the season and drive possessed by the team.
School Superintendent Dr. Tony Brads smiled from the gallery of well wishers. The State 1 A track Championship marked the 7th state title in JRHS sports since 2003. Middlecamp said signs on either end of town and a Resolution plaque from Buchanan Town Council will permanently mark the triumph for the 2012 1A Girls State Track Champs!