Resolution J186-2013

Congratulating Stephen Abbott of Hartford, New York upon the occasion of winning the United Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Competition

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Stephen Abbott of Hartford, New
York, upon the occasion of winning  the  United  Association  Pipefitter
Apprenticeship Competition

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to publicly recognize
those extraordinary individuals  who  have  made  contributions  to  the
cultural  enrichment  of  the  State of New York, and to the success and
progress of society in the course of their life's work; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Stephen Abbott of Hartford, New York, upon the occasion of  winning
the National Pipefitter Apprenticeship Competition; and
  WHEREAS, Stephen Abbott is the new North American champion pipefitter;
a  member  of  Local  No.  773 of the United Association of Plumbers and
Steamfitters, he recently placed first at the National Apprentice  Pipe-
fitting Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and
  WHEREAS,  A 2001 Hartford Central School graduate, Stephen Abbott beat
out 50,000 other contestants throughout the United States and Canada for
top honor; he had the best overall score  in  a  competition,  based  on
copper  pipe  fitting, threaded pipe fitting, orbital welding, a written
test and a personal interview; and
  WHEREAS, With over 30,000 apprentices in the United States and Canada,
to go out and be number 1 is quite an  accomplishment;  Stephen  Abbott,
who  recently  was  advanced  to  a journeyman, spent three years in the
apprenticeship program; and
  WHEREAS, Normally, the apprenticeship program is for five  years,  but
Stephen  Abbott  received two years of credit for an associate degree in
HVAC (heating, ventilation,  and  air  conditioning)  he  received  from
Hudson Valley Community College; and
  WHEREAS,  A  true  asset  to  society,  Stephen Abbott's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Stephen Abbott of Hartford, New York, upon the occasion of
winning the United Association  Pipefitter  Apprenticeship  Competition;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Stephen Abbott.

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