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.