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Rebel pride: Juanita High School honors couple who hasn’t missed a home game in 35 years

Chuck and Lois Hennig receive a plaque honoring their dedication to Juanita and the athletics program for 35 years.  - Contributed
Chuck and Lois Hennig receive a plaque honoring their dedication to Juanita and the athletics program for 35 years.
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The most loyal of fans were honored at Juanita High School on Jan. 29. During the annual senior celebration night for basketball, Chuck and Lois Hennig were asked to join Principal Gary Moed and Athletic Director Steve Juzeler for a special award. They were given a standing ovation from the crowd as they accepted a plaque and gifts honoring their dedication to Juanita and the athletics program for 35 years.

The Hennigs have attended all home basketball games during this time. Their sons John and Paul graduated from Juanita High School in 1975 and 1977. “What a wonderful moment to honor Chuck and Lois,” said Moed. “They represent what people love about Juanita – caring, commitment and community.”

Juzeler said the couple has supported Rebel athletics since the late ‘70s when their two children graduated from Juanita.

“We were thrilled to be able to honor them for their years as dedicated Rebel supporters,” he said. “It is reported they have not missed a home boys game in 35 years. Watching our student section, parent and family section, our Rebel basketball players, and future Rebel … players give them a standing ovation was truly a great moment that shows how we all support our Juanita community.”

 

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