Resolution J2291-2013

Honoring the Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340 upon the occasion of capturing the Chairman's Award

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  • Jun 10, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the  Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics
Competition Team 340 upon the occasion of capturing the Chairman's Award
at the Finger Lakes Regional Competition

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is  unparalleled;  its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those young people who have inspired  and  brought  pride  to
their  school and community by achieving outstanding success in competi-
tion; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340 upon the  occasion
of  capturing the Chairman's Award at the Finger Lakes Regional Competi-
tion; and
  WHEREAS, The Regional Chairman's  Award  honors  the  team  that  best
represents  a  model  for  other teams to emulate and which embodies the
goals and purpose of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition  of  Science
and Technology); and
  WHEREAS, The Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340 was
founded  in 1999; the goal of FIRST is to encourage students of all ages
to become interested in and to pursue careers in the fields of  Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and
  WHEREAS,  Created  to  keep  the  central  focus of the FIRST Robotics
Competition on the ultimate goal of transforming our  culture  into  one
where  youth aspire to careers in science and technology, the Chairman's
Award is the most prestigious award presented by FIRST; and
  WHEREAS, The Greater Rochester FIRST  Robotics  Competition  Team  340
gives  back to its community through volunteering and community service;
this past year, the team completed 4,543 hours of community service; and
  WHEREAS,  Through  demonstrations  and  volunteering,  21  of  Greater
Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340 members received the Pres-
idential Volunteer Service Award this year, including 11 Bronze (100-174
hours),  four  Silver  (175-249 hours) and six Gold (over 250 hours); in
the past three years, the Team has completed 10,236 hours  of  community
service; and
  WHEREAS,  Recently,  the  Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition
Team 340 was one of 10 National Honorees for the National Make a Differ-
ence Day Award sponsored by the USA WEEKEND MAGAZINE,  Points  of  Light
Foundation and Newman's Own; Make a Difference Day is the nation's larg-
est day of giving back; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Greater  Rochester  FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340
held a "FIRST Mega Drive" which included a food drive  for  Foodlink,  a
children's book drive for National Reach Out and Read, a blood drive for
the  American Red Cross, and an electronics recycling drive to help keep
electronics out of the landfills;  these  particular  drives  were  held
simultaneously  and were held in conjunction with an off-season robotics
competition hosted by another FIRST Team in the Rochester area; and
  WHEREAS, For being one  of  the  10  National  honorees,  the  Greater
Rochester  FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340 was awarded a scholarship
to be donated to a charity of its choice; the scholarship was then given
to Rochester Community Robotics, a not-for-profit organization, to  help
develop new FIRST teams in the Rochester area; and
  WHEREAS,  One of the Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition Team
340's major goals is to help all schools in New York State to  have  the
opportunity to start FIRST teams in their schools; and

  WHEREAS,  Sponsored  by  Bausch  and Lomb and GE volunteers as well as
other local businesses, the Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition
Team 340 has won the Chairman's Award seven out of the last  nine  years
at the Finger Lakes Regional Competition, which is held at the Rochester
Institute of Technology every year; and
  WHEREAS,  The  distinguished  members  of  the Greater Rochester FIRST
Robotics Competition Team 340, include:    Carlo  Atene,  Adam  Audycki,
Laura  Brunelle, Daniel Felix, Joel Ferrigno, Pat Godard, Michelle Insa-
laco, Daniel Keister, Tyler  Lane,  Christa  Lawniczak,  Courtney  Kuhn,
Benjamin  Meyers,  Roger  Miller, Melissa Nellist, Taylor Nobles, Rachel
Burnell, Darbi Conradt, Allison Maus, Emily Moses, James Buduson, Micha-
el Burns, Joe Hunt, Anthony Jaramillo, Sean Majchrzak, Tyler  Pawlaczyk,
Taylor  Pietruszeuski, Justin Sangiorgi, Shannon Sweeney, Matt Stafford,
Tyler Banker, Nick Schell, Mike Cheesbro, Zach Cooper, Anna Doyle,  Katy
Flynn,  Abby  Wasmer, Brett Harling, Mike Bailey, Austin Husted, Caitlin
Cumming, Connor O'Neill, Dayle Steiner, Ashley Jaramillo, Jeremy Yunker,
and Jordan Melita; Team Leader Jason Rees; Assistant  Team  Leaders  Rob
Heslin and Ellen Swift; and Team Mentors Bruce Becker, William Brunelle,
Philip  Cripps, Rex Hays, Cheryl Lawniczak, Gary Lawniczak, John Lawnic-
zak, Kristen McConnell, Justin Montois, Chuck Moon, Barry Nobles,  Colin
Nobles, Lisa Nobles, and Mike Starke; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding students who distinguish  themselves  through  their  excep-
tional  performance  and  stand as a sterling example and inspiration to
all who would aspire to success; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor the Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340 upon the
occasion  of capturing the Chairman's Award at the Finger Lakes Regional
Competition; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Greater Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition Team 340.

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