Resolution J1487-2013

Congratulating Angela Williams upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating Angela Williams upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the  most  presti-
gious of Scouting honors, on May 10, 2013

WHEREAS,  Angela  Williams,  through her diligence and rigorous efforts,
has achieved Scouting's highest and most  prestigious  honor,  the  Girl
Scout  Gold Award; the ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at
McKenna Elementary School, Massapequa Park, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Angela Williams is a member of Girl Scouts of  America  Troop
2009, Massapequa, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  America  has  achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts  of  the  outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
  WHEREAS, Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated  to  the
development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  1980,  Senior  Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
  WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl  Scout  Gold  Award,  a  girl  must
fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and completion
of  a  Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of
the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit;
and
  WHEREAS, For her project, Angela Williams collaborated with Massapequa
High School, Child Abuse Prevention Services of Long Island, Girl Scouts
of Nassau County, the local police department, and  the  Suffolk  County
District  Attorney Office, to advocate and educate parents on the reali-
ties, myths, and solutions of cyber-bullying; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, this exemplary Girl  Scout  presented  articles,
blogs, and webinars to teens and parents on the effects social media has
on  cyber-bullying, and how to take a stand for personal safety, as well
as the legalities and legislation; and
  WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been  involved  in  Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  Angela  Williams  is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt  her  future  will  be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance  of  this  meritorious  achievement,  to
congratulate  and  honor Angela Williams upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Angela Williams.

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