COMMEMORATING THE MORTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 85
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2018)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E722-E723]
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                           HON. DARIN LaHOOD

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  Mr. LaHOOD. Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to recognize the Morton 
High School Band on winning the 2017 Sudler Shield, an International 
Award Recognizing High School, Youth, and International Marching Bands 
for World Class Excellence.
  For over 30 years, the John Philip Sousa Foundation has awarded 
Sudler Shield International Marching Band Award to schools with

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world class marching bands. The Sudler Shield is one of the most 
prestigious awards bestowed upon high school bands and recognizes 
exemplary teaching. This eternal designation is a testament to the hard 
work and dedication conductor Jeff Neavor and his students have put 
into their band.
  Morton High School serves nearly one thousand students and employs 
over seventy teachers and administrators in Central Illinois, who do a 
phenomenal job of educating young men and young women. The Morton 
community exemplifies the values of hard work and determination rooted 
in Central Illinois and this honor shows us what is possible when these 
values are put into action. I extend my sincere congratulations to 
conductor Jeff Neavor and Morton High School Band on this prestigious