When Mayor Sam Teresi couldn't be there to welcome the Jamestown High School Express Winter Guard back after their second-place performance at the Winter Guard International championship in Dayton, Ohio, he decided that they still deserved to be recognized.
On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Express Winter Guard, along with director, Marc Lentsch, were invited to the City Council chambers at City Hall to be honored for their hard work and dedication.
Mayor Sam Teresi, City Council president Greg Rabb and Jamestown High School principal Dr. Mike McElrath were all on hand for the ceremony.
Members of the Jamestown High School Express Winter Guard and director Marc Lentsch were honored Wednesday in the City Council chambers at City Hall for their second-place finish at the international championship in Dayton, Ohio.
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Following speeches by Teresi, Rabb and McElrath, Letsch and the JHS Express Winter Guard were presented the key to the city.
"I can tell you that they represented us all in Jamestown very well, both on the floor and off," said Letsch. "I've been on a lot of trips with a lot of groups, and in terms of character, this is the best group I've ever been with. They represented us well. Winter Guard International and I both want to recognize that it's the students' efforts that put them where they are, but it's also the school administration, and the community that helps us do this. It means a lot to the students for them to know that they mean something to this community. This was one for the record books, and hopefully next year is just as good."