Resolution J1489-2013

Congratulating Sarah Jackson upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award



  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Sarah Jackson upon the occasion of
receiving  the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on May 10, 2013

WHEREAS, Sarah Jackson, 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 McKen-
na Elementary School in Massapequa Park, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Sarah Jackson 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, The Girl Scouts of America and its members are  dedicated  to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
  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;
  WHEREAS, For her project, Sarah Jackson advocated for and educated her
community on the myths and realities of sharks and  the  effect  killing
them for their fins (finning), has on the ecosystem; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, this exemplary Girl Scout created a documentary
by collaborating with a  marine  biologist,  nature  conservatory,  Long
Island  Aquarium  in  Riverhead,  New  York, to advocate for legislation
banning the practice of selling, distributing, or purchasing any product
made by shark finning; 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,  Sarah  Jackson  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  Sarah  Jackson 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 Sarah Jackson.


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