Sommer congratulates local state finalist high school teams

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) hosted four different state finalist high school teams from the 88th district this spring at the Illinois Capitol. It is a custom for squads which reach the state finals to come to Springfield to be recognized by the Illinois House and Senate, and this year schools in Sommer’s district were especially successful, as four teams from three different schools brought home state tournament trophies.

This year the state champion Morton Lady Potters girls basketball team, Morton Potters boys golf team, Deer Creek-Mackinaw Lady Chiefs volleyball team, and the state runner-up Washington Panthers wrestling team all made the trek to Springfield to be honored by the legislature and to see their elected officials in action. The student-athletes met with legislators and state officials, toured the Capitol complex, observed a session of the House of Representatives and received the congratulations of the House and Senate on their achievements.