|Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in Honor of the Palm Beach Lakes High School Girls Basketball Team on March 16, 2015:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the girls basketball team of Palm Beach Lakes High School located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
On Saturday, February 21, 2015, the Lady Rams soundly defeated last year’s state champions, Apopka-Wekiva, 58–40 for the team’s first state championship win. Their 28–2 record and convincing win in the title game are two things for which the Palm Beach County community should be very proud of.
I want to congratulate Coach Cassandra Rahming, herself a former star at Palm Beach Lakes, and the entire team for a job very well done. I especially want to praise star guard Kayla Thigpen, who scored nine points in the second quarter, and power forward Jackie Johnson, who recorded six points, nine rebounds, three blocks and four steals in the first half.
Mr. Speaker, the Palm Beach Lakes High School Lady Rams are fine examples of young women who have excelled at athletics and academics. By working hard and focusing on the tasks at hand, they have reached the pinnacle of their sport. I wish the entire team much success and look forward to Palm Beach Lakes High School winning more championships for years to come.