Resolution J1008-2013

Commemorating the 85th Anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy Academy



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 85th Anniversary of Our Lady of
Mercy Academy

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those institutions of  commitment  and  high  achievement  whose
purpose and endeavors prove a dedication to the pursuit of excellence in
the education of the young women of this noble Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the  85th  Anniversary  of Our Lady of Mercy Academy, to be cele-
brated on April 26, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, This fine event will take place at  the  Huntington  Crescent
Club in Huntington, New York, and will honor several distinguished hono-
rees;  they are: Joseph Salvo; Barbara Breen, Class of 1973; Marilyn and
Michelle Martone, Class of 1994; Deacon  Jerry  and  Suzanne  Reda;  and
posthumously, Sister Jacqueline Walsh, RSM, Class of 1970; and
  WHEREAS, In September of 1928, Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) opened
its  doors  to  a small class of young girls who were destined to be its
first graduating class; since that time,  more  than  6,500  women  have
prayed  in  the  chapel,  sung  Christmas  carols  on the marble stairs,
competed for the coveted Sports Night  titles,  have  been  involved  in
thousands  of  service  projects,  and diligently studied to be accepted
into competitive colleges; during those four years at the Academy, these
special students became "Women of Mercy"; and
  WHEREAS, OLMA is dedicated  to  providing  a  comprehensive  education
grounded  in  the charism of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters
of Mercy; guided by the principles of  Fides,  Mores  and  Cultura,  the
faculty and staff educate young women within a compassionate environment
to  empower  them  to  be  authentic witnesses of Catholic values in the
global community; and
  WHEREAS, Ably led by Principal Joan Gordon, OLMA continues to  prosper
today and into the future; and
  WHEREAS,  Within  the 21st Century, OLMA stands prepared to reach out,
in earnest and enthusiastic quest of its mission, to promote the maximum
growth of every student,  establishing  standards  and  building  skills
which will carry its students and the citizens of its community into the
future; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 85th Anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy Academy; and be it
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Principal Joan Gordon, Our Lady of Mercy Academy and  to  the
aforementioned honorees.


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