Resolution J1627-2013

Congratulating the Westbury Girls Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Scholar Athlete Championship

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  Westbury High School Girls
Basketball Team and Coach Aaron Howell upon the  occasion  of  capturing
the New York State Scholar Athlete 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, Posting an academic  average  of  90.34,  the  Westbury  High
School Girls Basketball Team has been awarded the New York State Scholar
Athlete  Championship;  this  distinction  is given to the team with the
highest team average in New York State; and
  WHEREAS, The Westbury High School Girls Basketball Team won the  award
two  years  ago  and  Coach  Aaron  Howell acknowledges his team for its
combination of scholastic achievement and athleticism; and
  WHEREAS, The demanding practice schedule, combined with the ability to
balance that with the requirements of a rigorous academic  program,  has
paid  off  with  a  special  honor;  it is a credit to the Westbury High
School Girls Basketball Team's ability to compete at a high level on the
court and in the classroom; 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 Aaron Howell 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 Aaron Howell 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 Westbury High School Girls Basketball Team, Coach Aaron
Howell  and  Athletic  Director Doric Capsis 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 Westbury High School Girls Basketball Team,  Coach  Aaron
Howell and Athletic Director Doric Capsis.

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