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File #: 0353X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: Page
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To Recognize Coach Maureen Knotts for her success on coaching the Northland High School Cross Country & Track team and leading the lady Vikings to a 2018 City Championship
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Recognize Coach Maureen Knotts for her success on coaching the Northland High School Cross Country & Track team and leading the lady Vikings to a 2018 City Championship

 

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WHEREAS,   Maureen Knotts grew up in Cleveland, OH and she relocated to Columbus in order to attend The Ohio State University. At OSU, she ran varsity cross country and track, while working hard towards obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master’s degree in Education; and

 

WHEREAS, Maureen had a desire to continue her passion for teaching and she accepted a position at Northland High School.  She has now taught and coached the Northland High School girls cross country and track team for 18 consecutive years; and

 

WHEREAS, Coach Knotts led the lady Vikings, track and field team to win its third consecutive championship, since 2004. They have also won seven city titles, several regional titles, all-district, and all-city qualifiers and competitors; and

 

WHEREAS, Coach Knotts has received praise for her exceptional coaching abilities, such as the Ohio High School Athletic Association Ethics and Integrity Award in 2006. She is an avid runner and has completed twenty-seven marathons, including the Boston Marathon; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby recognize Coach Maureen Knotts for her dedication to the youth and outstanding commitment to the Northland High School cross country and track team.