Resolution J116-2013

Congratulating the Bellmore JFK High School Boys Volleyball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Division II Championship

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating the Bellmore JFK High School Boys
Volleyball Team and Coach Dennis Ringel upon the occasion  of  capturing
the New York State Division II Championship

WHEREAS,  Excellence  and  success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured  by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling  in  them  the  value  of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS, The Bellmore JFK High School Boys Volleyball Team are the New
York State Division II Champions; the Cougars defeated Lake Shore  by  a
3-0  score  winning  the school's first state championship in any sport;
and
  WHEREAS, The Bellmore JFK High School Boys Volleyball  Team  are  also
champions  of  Long Island Division II, the Conference III Division, the
Plainview Invitational Tournament, the Port Washington  Tournament,  and
the Nassau County Class B Division; and
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Dennis Ringel, a skilled and  inspirational
tutor,  respected  for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
  WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 23-0  is  outstanding,  and  the
team  members  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Bellmore JFK High School Boys Volleyball
Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the  cham-
pionship, were a brotherhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship,
of  honor  and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players are
second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members  have  proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
  WHEREAS, Coach Dennis Ringel has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment,  and  Coach Dennis Ringel and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is  a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Bellmore JFK High  School  Boys  Volleyball  Team;  its
members:    Adam  Lowell,  Evan Gerlack, Matt Murphy, Ron Gutman, Steven
Gassert, Jake Sherman, Justin Fiegeles, Matt Migdal, Justin  Ganca,  Dan
Jeong,  Gary  Anderson, Zach Goldhirsch, Francis Galiano, Justin Langro,
Andrew Sheehan, and  Rick  Calia,  and  Coach  Dennis  Ringel  on  their
outstanding season and overall team record; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the  Bellmore  JFK  High School Boys Volleyball Team and to
Coach Dennis Ringel.

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