The Deer Park Independent School District and the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce will present a Celebration honoring the 2012 5A State Champion Deer Park High School Lady Deer Softball Team on Tuesday, June 12. The events will begin at 7 p.m. with a celebratory drive down Center Street atop two Deer Park Fire Department ladder trucks. The team will depart DPHS-North Campus and head south to DPHS-South Campus, arriving at Doll Forrest Field at approximately 7:15 p.m. They will be welcomed by DPHS Cheerleaders, band members, parents, and members of the community.
The program will include a welcome from Superintendent of Schools Arnold Adair, presentations of proclamations and resolutions honoring the team by local, state, and national elected officials, and comments from Coach Carrie Austgen and players from the team.
Members of the community are encouraged to join the Celebration honoring the team and the coaching staff, who have represented Deer Park so well on and off the field this season. "It's been 57 years since we've had a state championship in Deer Park," Adair said. "That's almost six decades of catching up to do, but I'm confident that the Deer Park community will join us in showing these young ladies and their coaches how proud we are of them."