Accolades and recognition continue to arrive for Polk County’s state championship volleyball squad.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners honored the 1A state champions during its regular monthly meeting on Monday at the Womack Building in Columbus.
Commissioners presented a copy of a proclamation to each player and coach of the 28-3 Wolverines, who defeated Falls Lake Academy in three sets in Raleigh earlier this month to win the school’s first state volleyball title and the ninth state team championship in school history.
Commissioners also approved a motion to place a sign honoring the state champions on each of the major roadways entering the county.
Rep. Chuck Edwards, who recently recognized Polk County’s championship on the floor of the U.S. House, also attended the recognition and addressed those in attendance.
The proclamation presented to each team member read as follows:
Whereas it is with great pride that the Polk County Board of Commissioners comes together to recognize and honor the remarkable achievements of the Polk County High School volleyball team, who have displayed exceptional talent, dedication and teamwork throughout the 2023 season.
And whereas the Polk County High School volleyball team, under the exceptional guidance and leadership of their coaches, have demonstrated unwavering commitment to excellence, both on and off the court, with a tireless work ethic and an unyielding spirit that has served as an inspiration to our community.
And whereas the Polk County High School volleyball team displayed remarkable sportsmanship, integrity and determination embodying the very best of our community’s values and serving as role models for aspiring athletes through Polk County.
And whereas through countless hours of practice, determination and teamwork, the Polk County High School volleyball team secured their place in the history of North Carolina high school sports by winning the North Carolina state 1A volleyball championship.
Now, therefore, be it proclaimed by the Polk County Board of Commissioners that we recognize and honor the Polk County High School volleyball team for their outstanding accomplishment, during the 2023 North Carolina state 1A volleyball championship. We commend their dedication, teamwork and the indomitable spirit that has brought glory to our community.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the players, coaches and all those who support the team throughout this remarkable season. May their victory serve as a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work, unity and perseverance.
Given under our hands and seal this 20th day of November 2023, Polk County, North Carolina, Board of Commissioners.