GHHS adds equestrian as varsity sport

The Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously at Monday's board meeting to grant the request of the Grand Haven High School equestrian team to become a varsity, non-funded sport. After a brief presentation given by GHAPS assistant athletic director Robin Bye, and supporting comments by Superintendent Keith Konarska, board member Joanne Query acknowledged the team's coach, JoAnn Kosanic, for her many years of service to equestrian sports in the community.
Tribune Staff
Jul 2, 2011


Also recognized was 11th grade team member Stephanie Szymas. Szymas was acknowledged as the leadership behind the request and congratulated on the thoroughness of the formal report and team history that was the impetus behind the status being awarded.

The Grand Haven High School equestrian team has been in existence since 1990. The team is a part of the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association.

It has a history of success at the district, regional and state MIHA competitions including a reserve state championship title in 2009 and 2010.

The team includes senior riders Claire Tillman and Megan Yasick and juniors Stephanie Szymas, Kaitlyn Brace and Courtne Stuk.


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