Rep. Butler Welcomes State Champion 7th and 8th Grade Hartsburg-Emden Stags Volleyball Teams to the Capitol

State Representative Tim Butler on Monday congratulated the 7th and 8th grade Hartsburg-Emden Stags volleyball teams on winning the 2017 Illinois Elementary School Association Class 7-1A and 8-1A State Championships. Players, coaches and family members met with Governor Rauner, and joined Rep. Butler on the House floor.

In the Class 7-1A State Championship, the Hartsburg-Emden Stags defeated Grayville in three sets.   In the Class 8-1A State Championship, the Stags dominated Bartonville in two sets to cap off their perfect season with their sixth straight State Championship.

“These young ladies and their coaches worked incredibly hard to achieve their goals. Our community is very proud of them, and I hope they are equally proud of themselves and their accomplishments,” Rep. Butler said.

To honor the Stags’ championship season, Rep. Butler led the House in unanimous passage of House Resolution 318.