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Joliet West High School Group Interpretation Heads to IHSA State Finals with First Place Win

The Joliet West High School Group Interpretation team is headed to IHSA State Finals this weekend after competing on Saturday, March 18.  The team qualified for the State Finals with a first place win for their performance of “Ratatouille.”  Earning a spot at State is a huge accomplishment in this highly selective, competitive event.    The State qualifying Group Interpretation members are Daniel Sanchez (Linguini), Karis Posteluk (Remy), Bethany Yanchick (Antoinette Ego), Molly Murdock-Schey (Mama Djanga), Xavier Long (Chef Skinner), Lesly Hernandez (Gusteau), Jae Jumper (Colette), Kendra Posteluk (Emilia), Shanya Anderson (Ratsemble), Joey Dowling (Ratsemble), Caitlyn Murdock-Schey (Ratsemble), Zoila Torres (Ratsemble), and Savion Long (Mousician).     The Group Interpretation Head Coach is Kristin Blake, and the Volunteer Coach is Tony Nardi.  "I’ve always been inspired by the story of Remy – the little rat with a big dream. But I’m even more inspired by these kids, who set big goals and worked hard to achieve them," said Blake.    Joliet West Group Interpretation invites parents, students, staff, and the community to a State Send-off performance of "Ratatouille" on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Joliet West Auditorium, 401 N. Larkin Avenue in Joliet.  The show length is about 30 minutes and is free to attend.    Congratulations to Joliet West Group Interpretation and we wish you good luck at State!