Viera teams honored by Florida Legislature


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The Viera High girls soccer team, shown here after winning its second straight Class 4A state championship, was honored by the Florida Legislature today along with the Viera High football team, which reached the Class 7A state title game.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

Players and coaches from the Viera High football and girls soccer teams are in Tallahassee today where they will be recognized by the state legislature after their successful seasons.

The teams are at the state capital at the invitation of Representative Ritch Workman from District 52.

Workman planned to invite the Viera football team after reading about their successful season, which ended with a trip to the Class 7A state title game. The invitation was then extended to the Viera girls soccer team after they went back-to-back winning the Class 4A state championship.

Today’s legislative session started at 10:30 a.m., where Workman read a tribute to both teams, which were seated in the gallery. Following Workman’s tribute, the players and coaches received applause from the House.

Now that’s cool.

In addition to the recognition, the teams had an opportunity to meet with Workman and also tour the Capital and Tallahassee at their leisure.

“This is a very exciting opportunity and experience for the girls,” Viera girls soccer coach Courtney Lundy wrote in an email.

“It is something they can tell their kids about one day. The trip is not just about recognition, but educational, as well because we will be touring our state’s capitol!”