Delegate Mark Keam Commends Oakton Girls' Basketball Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 20, 2012
Contact: Julia Kim
RICHMOND, VA — When the Virginia General Assembly reconvened in Richmond this week, Delegate Mark Keam (D-35th District) and Delegate Jim LeMunyon (R-67th District) presented House Joint Resolution 5004 to commend the Oakton High School girls' basketball team for their historic Virginia High School League AAA championship win.
On Tuesday, Apr. 17, all 14 members of the winning girls' basketball team along with their coach Fred Priester and Principal John Banbury were recognized in person as they visited the House Gallery. The House of Delegates adopted the commending resolution and gave the team a standing ovation from the House floor when they were introduced by Delegate Keam.
"This has been an incredible year for Oakton High School and we should all be proud of the accomplishments of these amazing young athletes who worked so hard to achieve the victories. First, the girls' swim and dive team wins statewide championship while the boys' swim team came in second place. Then the girls' basketball comes in first place. What a time to be a Cougar fan!" said Keam who also introduced HJR 527 in March to honor the Oakton High School Girls Varsity Swim and Dive Team.
Oakton girls' basketball played their championship match against Princess Anne High School on Friday, Mar. 9, at the Virginia Commonwealth University Siegel Center, and won with a final score of 58-39. The team also became only the third school in the Virginia High School League history to end its season with 31 wins and no losses.
Delegate Mark Keam (www.DelegateKeam.org,@MarkKeam) represents Virginia's 35th District, located in Fairfax County. The House District includes Tysons Corner, the Town of Vienna, Dunn Loring and portions of Oakton and Fairfax. Currently serving in his second term, Delegate Keam is a member of the House Education and Finance committees.