Resolution J135-2013

Congratulating this year's honorees upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Award

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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  this  year's  honorees upon the
occasion of their designation as recipients of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luth-
er King Award for Character, Leadership and Excellence

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those  individ-
uals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its
citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  this  year's  honorees  upon  the occasion of their designation as
recipients of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Award for Character, Lead-
ership and Excellence, to be celebrated on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at
the Historic Elmont Library Theatre in Elmont, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The  outstanding  honorees  include:  Aloysius  Johnson,  Pat
G'Orge  Walker, Wilhemina Nyarko, Rohan Dawes, Richard DeBrosse, Anthony
Maffea, Amy Persaud, Darian Bryan, Alden Jules, Michael Bernard, Wendell
Jules, Tristan Brown, Michael Dugue, Lizette  Terry,  Natalie  Santiago,
Kristian  Stukes,  Nachbi  Lacossiere,  Collins  Ihaza, Olujimi Awoliyi,
Marlon Fearon, George Ingram, Brandon Lawrence, Rahaman Adenlola,  Eddie
Alston,  Kaela  Hillaire, Domonique White, AJ James, Nicholas St. Louis,
Rachel Havrylkoff, Timothy  Lewis,  Christon  Beharry,  Tamera  Canning,
Shenley  Boyce,  Giovanna  Braganza, Kieran O'Reilly, Rene Amell, Rachel
Wisniewski; the Elementary honorees include: Lea Stewart, Matthew Bedia-
ko, Tacarra Verene, Nevin Balgobin, Michael Lisojo, Indali  Parris-Guil-
baud, Janasia Allen, Patrick Ihejirika; and
  WHEREAS,  The  month  of  February  acknowledges  the rich and diverse
heritage of our great State and Nation; Black  History  Month  seeks  to
emphasize that Black History is American History; and
  WHEREAS,  The  2013  honorees  have  distinguished  themselves through
outstanding success in character, leadership, excellence  and  community
involvement; they are all true assets to society; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which these honorees have displayed throughout
their lives; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the life in their community and have shown a  sustained  commit-
ment to excellence certainly have earned the recognition and applause of
all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate this year's honorees upon the occasion of their designation
as recipients of the 2013 Dr.  Martin  Luther  King  Award;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the aforementioned honorees.

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