Our New Covenant Varsity Boys Basketball team, along with Coach Patrick Miller and parents, were invited to the South Carolina State House on April 27th to be recognized for their recent state championship.
The team traveled to Columbia to be commended for winning the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) 1A State Championship in February. The team was escorted into the House chambers where they lined up in front of the chambers. Representative Anne Thayer called attention to New Covenant’s team as a unique team for winning this award due to the newness of the athletic program.
She also honored the New Covenant Varsity Girls team for taking second place in their state championship.
Mrs. Thayer spoke of the team’s drive, determination, and tremendous success this season. Both Stuart Marshburn and Reese Miller were recognized for being named to the State All Star Team. Coach Patrick Miller and assistant coaches were honored for capitalizing on their own athletic ability and training to build an award winning team. The South Carolina House of Representatives awarded a certificate to New Covenant for an extraordinary season. Representative Thayer thanked the parents and others who supported the team by traveling to practices and games. The gentlemen were able to shake hands with the members of the House as they exited.
Afterward the team was escorted to the stairs of the State House where Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant greeted them and shared about the current events going on that day. He described the responsibilities as Lieutenant Governor and reminded the boys that those at the State House work for the voters. He invited them to come spend the day and communicated his desire to be available for those he is serving. The Lieutenant Governor congratulated the team and took pictures with them as well.
The New Covenant Varsity Boys Team was excited and honored to be recognized in this way. It was a special privilege and a reward after all their hard work and tremendous season! Congrats Coach Miller and boys!