A pair of Fishers High School state championship teams were honored in front of the Fishers City Council at its June meeting.
The FHS We the People team was back in front of the council to be recognized for its sixth-place finish at the national competition following its Indiana state title.
“Even more important than their accomplishments this year has been that their hard work has sparked so much excitement in the Fishers community,” said Liz Paternoster, FHS teacher and We the People coach. “For example, we had (city councilor) Cecilia Coble volunteer to judge a competition for us and from that a We the People class for adults was born, there was over 50 participants and there are plans for another one in the fall … We’ve very blessed to have such a supportive community and the city council and the mayor have been a huge part of that.”
Also recognized for its recent accomplishments was the Fishers High School rugby program, which capped the 2016 school year with a pair of dominant state championships at the varsity and junior varsity levels.
The Tigers’ varsity rugby team won its recent state championship matchup by a score of 73-6 while the junior varsity squad prevailed 63-0 in its state title game.
“We’re so very, very proud of these young men, thank you to the community and thank you to all the fantastic support we receive from our parents and the school,” Head Coach Curt Trout said.