The girls basketball team at Benton High School in St Joseph piled on the honors this year. In addition to winning the 2016 state championship with a perfect record the Cardinals next month will get a special place in one of St Joseph’s special parades.
The team has been named the Apple Blossom Parade grand marshals.
“They represent the best of the best in the state,” organizers said in a news release.
The undefeated Cardinals, led by head coach Brett Goodwin, finished with 31-0, a perfect record for just the second time in program history. This is also their second state championship title, winning their first in 2007.
“As always, we’re excited about this year’s Apple Blossom,” said Ken Rosenauer, Apple Blossom president. “And having this team serving as our grand marshals adds a lot of class to our parade.”
Also being honored as state finalists in the VIP section of the parade will be the 2nd place Lafayette boys basketball team, the 3rd place Lafayette girls softball team and the 3rd place Bishop LeBlond girls volleyball team.
The parade rolls down Frederick Avenue beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 7. The theme this year is “Under the Big Top.”
Parade organizers hope to see more floats this year, continuing the trend seen in the past several parades.
Parade entry forms and other parade information are available online at http://www.appleblossomparade.com/abparade.html.
For more information, phone 816-261-0422.