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Welcome to this                 Special Thanks To Our Hosts

              championship event

           For more than 100 years, the IHSAA has enjoyed
           being a part of the journey to adulthood for thousands
           of young Hoosiers.  Knowing that the student-athletes
           we meet today will be the leaders of tomorrow, we are
           grateful for the opportunity to help them as they learn
           valuable life lessons through athletics.  4000 Parnell Avenue • Fort Wayne, IN 46805
           Currently in Indiana, over 160,000 students from 411   General Manager  Randy L. Brown
           different IHSAA member schools participate in high   Vice President of Operations  Bryan Christie
                                                 Assistant Operations Manager  Eric Lonsbury
           school athletics.  From our perspective, participation in   Coordinator of Media  Nathan Dennison
           athletics is an integral part of the educational process.    Ticket Office Manager Michele Remenschneider
                           At the IHSAA we believe
                           that the athletic arena is an   State Finals Officials
                           extension of the classroom.    Tim Cartwright, Stu Casper, Michael Eason, Bob Filipek,
                           The national organization   Jeff Gwin, Gregory Reece, Jay Slater, Grady Smith,
                           for high school athletics, the   Michael Stoffers, Mike Waisnora, Darren Wright, Kim
                           National Federation of State   Yelich, Steve Egan (alternate),Jason Hornaday (alternate).
                           High School Associations
                           (NFHS) has used the slogan,   State Finals Personnel
                           “Athletics, the other half of   Tournament Administrator
                           education.”  We believe that   Theresia Wynns, Assistant Commissioner
                           is a very accurate adage.    Tournament Assistants
                           There are many things to be   Barb Brouwer, Southport High School
           learned through athletics that may not be a part of the   Sharon Jackson, Franklin Central High School
           regular classroom setting including lessons such as,   Replay Monitor - James Robinson
                                                 Announcer - Scott Gregg
           self-discipline, the value of teamwork, the importance   Scorer - Bryon Weinstein
           of dedication and commitment.  Each of these can   Officials - Vicky Branson
           have a dramatic impact on today’s youth as they   Teams - Deb Day, Michelle Harter
           prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Whether   Pep Bands - Kathy Craig, Mindy Stookey
           it’s their ability to deal with success or overcome great   Student Helpers/Awards- Tammy Wertman
           adversity, the important lessons learned will last a   Student Helpers - Steve Townsend, FW Elmhurst H.S.
           lifetime.  Each experience helps shape who one is and   Session I - Jimtown H.S Show Choir
           who they will become.                 Session II - Boonville H.S. Select Choir
                                                 Presentation of Colors
           For an organization such as ours, integrity is of primary   Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran Jr. ROTC
                                                 Athletic Training Staff
           importance.  An uncompromising adherence to the   Physician - Dr. Dan Kraft
           principles of fair play and impartiality form the core of   Methodist Sports Medicine - The Orthopedic Specialists
           our value system.
                                                 Program Credits
           We hope you are looking forward to the 2009-10   Publisher Blake Ress, Commissioner
           school year with the same anticipation and enthusiasm   Editor Chris Kaufman, Communications Director
           as the IHSAA staff and Board of Directors.  Editorial Assistance
                                                   Toni Polizzi, Communications Assistant
           Pure, wholesome, amateur, educational, inexpensive,   David Rusk, Sports Administration Intern
           local high school athletics has always been the objec-  Printing Sport Graphics, Indianapolis
           tive.  It is what we mean when we say…Pure Spirit.    Photography Visual Sports Network
           Pure Sport!                           Cover Design three-sixty group, Indianapolis
           Cordially,                                       P.O. Box 40650
                                                       Indianapolis, IN 46240-0650
                                                            (317) 846-6601
           Blake Ress                      
           IHSAA Commissioner
           4                          IHSAA - Pure Spirit.  Pure Sport!

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