April 7 – NORTHUMBERLAND – Student-athletes from Northumberland Christian School’s Lady Warriors basketball team said they were surprised when the borough mayor honored them on Wednesday.
Northumberland Borough Mayor Dan Berard stopped by the school on Wednesday to deliver a proclamation to the entire student body, declaring Wednesday to be Lady Warriors basketball team day. Last month, the team won the state championship.
“I didn’t know it was going to happen, so that’s great,” said senior point guard and co-captain Emily Garvin of Danville.
Senior co-captains Emma Ulmer, a forward, and Anna Ulmer, a winger, both from Danville, agreed with Garvin.
“It’s so crazy to me that we won,” said Emma Ulmer.
“That’s pretty cool,” Anna Ulmer said. “It was fun.”
“In addition to achieving excellence in the areas of education and extracurricular activities, the school and borough now celebrate being home to the award-winning Lady Warriors women’s basketball team, 2022 PIAA Class A Women’s Basketball State Champion,” the proclamation reads. “Borough Council enthusiastically applauds the 27-3 season record and the athleticism, skill, dedication and heart that resulted in a state championship and the legacy of success that this talented team of Lady Warriors basketball inspired.”
In the proclamation, Berard encouraged the citizens of Northumberland to show their gratitude and appreciation for the Northumberland Christian School team.
Berard thanked the coaches and staff for “creating a winning environment for the Lady Warriors.”
“It’s a big thing,” he said. “It’s not something we turn away from. We want to honor them today.”
Berard said their win is “great for the Borough of Northumberland and wonderful for your school.”