Resolution J244-2013

Congratulating Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, upon the occasion of being crowned Miss America 2013

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Miss  New  York,  Mallory Hytes
Hagan, upon the occasion of being crowned Miss America 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to act, in accord with
its long-standing traditions, to honor today's young people, the leaders
of tomorrow, whose character and achievements exemplify the  ideals  and
values cherished by this great State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  Miss  New  York,  Mallory  Hytes Hagan, upon the occasion of being
crowned Miss America 2013 on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at  the  Planet
Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada; and
  WHEREAS,  Mallory  Hagan,  an Alabama native, outshined a multitude of
beautiful women from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands; and
  WHEREAS, A 23 year-old Fashion Institute  of  Technology  student  who
resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Mallory Hagan won the coveted Las Vegas
beauty  pageant  after  tap  dancing to James Browns "Get Up Off of That
Thing" and answering a question about whether  armed  guards  belong  in
grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence; and
  WHEREAS,  She  went  on to add, the proper way is to educate people on
guns and the correct ways to use them; guns should be locked up; and gun
safety classes should be offered along with instituting a longer waiting
period for individuals interested in purchasing a gun; and
  WHEREAS, The esteemed title as Miss America 2013 awarded Mallory Hagan
a scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model; she will
spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour as well  as  raising
funds  for  the  Children's Miracle Network, the organization's official
charity; and
  WHEREAS, Mallory Hagan loves Brooklyn, her home since 2008,  for  many
reasons,  one  being  the diversity of people and cultures which make up
the popular New York City borough; and
  WHEREAS, Mallory Hagan exemplifies the potential inherent in our young
men and women, who together with our  children  are  our  most  precious
resource;  she  is  an  outstanding role model for her peers and for the
young people with whom she works and stands with poise  and  purpose  to
face the challenges of new experiences; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, upon  the  occasion  of
being crowned Miss America 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mallory Hytes Hagan.

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