Resolution J209-2013

Honoring Gregory Ahlquist upon the occasion of his designation as 2013 New York State Teacher of the Year by the New York State Board of Regents

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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  honoring  Gregory Ahlquist upon the occasion of
his designation as 2013 New York State Teacher of the Year  by  the  New
York State Board of Regents

WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals of remarkable integrity  and  character
whose  endeavors  have enhanced the quality of education in the State of
New York; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Gregory Ahlquist upon the occasion of his designation as 2013  New  York
State Teacher of the Year by the New York State Board of Regents; and
  WHEREAS,  Gregory  Ahlquist  has  contributed  to  the  excellence and
success of his school and is the quintessential selection for the Teach-
er of the Year Award; and
  WHEREAS, A 1991 Webster Thomas High School graduate, Gregory  Ahlquist
has  been  teaching social studies in the Webster School District for 12
years; and
  WHEREAS, Gregory Ahlquist has taught a variety  of  courses  including
Advanced  Placement (AP) world history, AP European history, and a Holo-
caust elective; and
  WHEREAS, Currently, Gregory Ahlquist serves as lead  teacher  for  the
entire AP program at Webster Thomas High School; and
  WHEREAS,  In  2004,  the  Webster  Teachers Association, the teachers'
union, and Webster Central PTSA presented Gregory Ahlquist with its  Oak
Tree Award for exemplary teaching at the secondary level; and
  WHEREAS,  Gregory  Ahlquist  received his bachelor's degree in history
with a minor in Medieval studies from  SUNY  Geneseo  in  1995;  he  has
served  as  an  adjunct  lecturer  at SUNY Geneseo, teaching humanities;
history courses and Latin for the past 16 years; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife,  Amy  and  their  two
children, Anna and Hope, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his
life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  Gregory Ahlquist has continuously demonstrated an impressive
dedication, an unparalleled devotion and an unremitting  enthusiasm  for
the quality of the educational programs and opportunities offered at his
school; and
  WHEREAS,  Teachers  like Gregory Ahlquist provide a tremendous service
to the future of our State and Nation, inspiring  generations  of  young
people in their educational journeys and ensuring their success in their
future years; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Gregory Ahlquist upon the occasion of his designation as 2013  New
York  State  Teacher of the Year by the New York State Board of Regents;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gregory Ahlquist.

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