St. Margaret’s Tartan Football Team Recognized by San Juan Capistrano City Hall
Posted January 23
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The St. Margaret’s Tartan Football Team, along with Headmaster Marcus Hurlbut and Head Coach Harry Welch, were honored with a Certificate of Recognition from the City of San Juan Capistrano on January 20, during a meeting of the City Council.
Mayor Mark Nielsen and the City Council members invited the entire team to receive the certificate in recognition of their recent triumphant season that included winning both the East Valley Section CIF Championship and the inaugural Small Schools CIF State Bowl Championship.
At the open City Council meeting, the seats were filled with community members, Tartans and their supporters, and the crowd buzzed with hushed excitement. A brief roll call and announcements were followed by the pledge of allegiance and convocation; then, the first order of business for the meeting was the presentation of the certificate to the St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Tartans Varsity Football Team.
Mayor Mark Nielsen stepped to the podium, presented the document, and allowed Headmaster Hurlbut and Coach Welch to address those gathered. Mr. Hurlbut spoke of his pride in St. Margaret’s and in the football team’s victories, achieved despite the team’s comparative size and stature. Coach Welch, equally proud of the team’s accomplishments, addressed the audience gathered on the evening of Inauguration Day: “This is a historic day. When people look back and ask ‘Do you know what happened on January 20, 2009?’ I will say, ‘I remember.’”
The certificate was received, the historic Tartans posed for photographs with the City Council and Mayor Nielsen, and the Tartans and their supporters filed out of the City Council Chamber to congratulate each other outside.
Alex Brolick, grade 12, reflected that “It was nice to be recognized, and it’s a good feeling to be able to promote the City of San Juan Capistrano and to be able to spread the word about St. Margaret’s.” Back to previous page