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By David Volz
The Blanche Ely High School Boys’ Basketball team won the Class 7A state championship. The Ely basketball team defeated Kissimmee Osceola 72-60 at the Lakeland Center and finished the season with a 28-0 record. The Ely Tigers basketball team is nationally ranked and has a strong reputation for basketball excellence. The photo taken above is after their win in a Christmas basketball tournament.
The team is the only public school team in Broward’s history to achieve a perfect season.
After winning First Place last year for Queen of the State of Florida for the Grand Lodge Convention for the International Free and Accepted Modern Mason and Order of the Eastern Stars, this year Melony Waller won Queen of the Southeast District. Melony was raised in Pompano Beach and graduated from Blanche Ely High School.
She loves doing community service work and representing the O.E.S. Her mantra is “I can do all things through Christ.” Melony says that she hopes that other young ladies will see her victory and believe that they too can do big things.Both of these photos were taken at this year’s convention.