The 2018 Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association State Championship Winners recognized in court
Tuesday's meeting was packed with friends and family of the IDEA Edinburg Lady Eagles Powerlifting state championship team as the team was recognized by Commissioners Court for their devotion and exceptional athleticism.
The Lady Eagles placed first in the 3A Division on March 17 in Waco, said Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios, who sponsored the resolution.
"I would like to commend our IDEA school and the achievements made by these young ladies," said Palacios.
Team members Ashley Martinez, Adriana Villafuerte, Jacqueline Peña, Valery Cano, Cristy Gonzalez, Sindy Garcia, Priscilla Garza, Melanie Morales and Monika Morales were led to success by their coaches Aida Gonzalez and Tomas Martinez.
The team's coaches beamed with pride as they stood before Commissioners Court, and were congratulated by County Judge Ramon Garcia for their efforts in reaching excellence.
"You all should be praised for your hard work," said Garcia.
The team competed locally, winning three out of seven meets, in addition to the regional meet, advancing to the state level, where they became state champions.
"Our girls have been working hard since early November," said Gonzalez. "They have been practicing from very early mornings to late evenings. Working and being dedicated as a team is what got them the state title."