Mackenzie Sprecher ‘16 and Jordan Lampton ‘16- State Representative Peter Lucido and Senator Jack Brandenburg presented official tributes signed by Governor Snyder this morning to Coaches Couch and Rienas for outstanding achievements in football and to Coach Williams for achievements in volleyball.
“What we presented was a tribute that was signed by Governor Snyder, Representative Lucido, and myself,” Senator Jack Brandenburg said, “It’s an unwritten custom in the legislature that we don’t just pass out tributes to just anybody. You really have to do something special to receive one. You guys certainly did something special. You won a championship, D1. You can’t get it any better than that.”
Both Lucido and Brandenburg found a special triumph in the fact that the District One State Championship was granted to a classic small town school, from a place where people come together to support athletes, and the long, hard path it took to find victory.
“Whatever you think you can’t do, Romeo did. It’s special because it has roots, and it has meaning and it has purpose. And bringing a state championship to a town like this, we made people believers throughout the state…As the coaches have indicated, both volleyball and football, it’s a family here in Romeo, and it’s a tight family. And we’re all so proud of these winners,” Representative Lucido said.
Romeo High School Principal Michael Kaufman expresses his utmost gratefulness to both legislators and his pride in Romeo as not only an accomplished high school, but a community unmatched by any other.
“I’m very appreciative of Mr. Brandenburg and Mr. Lucido for taking the time to come and visit us today because you can only imagine how busy legislators are. The demand on their time is tremendous, and doing public service is never an easy. I’m very proud of our athletes, I’m proud of our student body, of our coaches, our staff, and our community.” Kaufman said.State Representative Lucido and Senator Brandenburg present special tribute to Co-football Coaches Curt Rienas and Jason Couch