Resolution J2625-2013

Congratulating Sarah Jones upon the occasion of her designation as the winner of the Salute to Freedom Essay Contest by the National World War II Museum

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Sarah Jones upon the occasion of
her designation as the winner of the Salute to Freedom Essay Contest  by
the National World War II Museum

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those youth
of  today  and  leaders  of tomorrow whose character and accomplishments
best exemplify the ideals and values cherished by this great  State  and
Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who, by distinguishing
themselves through excellence in scholastic competition,  have  inspired
and brought pride to our majestic Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  Sarah  Jones upon the occasion of her designation as the winner of
the Salute to Freedom Essay Contest by the National World War II Museum;
and
  WHEREAS, An outstanding role model for her classmates, Sarah Jones has
brought honor to her family, school, and community; and
  WHEREAS, Sarah Jones, a Guilderland High School student, was one of 51
students selected nationally for this esteemed award;  her  passion  for
history helped her become one of the students chosen from each state and
the  District  of  Columbia to receive a trip to New Orleans in January,
for the opening of the National World  War  II  Museum's  United  States
Freedom Pavilion; and
  WHEREAS,  This exemplary young woman was already researching World War
II as part of the National History Day program where  students  were  to
create  an essay, exhibit, website, or video; Sarah credits her teacher,
Deb Escobar, for encouraging her to enter the Salute  to  Freedom  essay
contest; and
  WHEREAS,  The  contest  called  for  students to write two essays; one
describing how their state was affected by World War II, and  the  other
explaining  how  their  participation in National History Day influenced
their perception of the past and future; and
  WHEREAS, This summer and fall Sarah Jones will continue her studies on
the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady, New York, as well as the
Watervliet Arsenal during World War II; she must write a 750-word paper,
and find six images with captions, to be  incorporated  into  a  special
exhibit at the grand opening of the pavilion; and
  WHEREAS,  Sarah  Jones  is a great example of a student who recognizes
the important lessons of World War II, why it was  fought,  how  it  was
won, and how it continues to have an impact on the world today; and
  WHEREAS,  Sarah  Jones  represents  the potential inherent in our most
precious resource, our youth; this Legislative Body is pleased to  honor
this  young  woman,  recognizing her achievements and the promise of her
future; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Sarah  Jones  upon  the occasion of her designation as the
winner of the Salute to Freedom Essay Contest by the National World  War
II Museum; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sarah Jones.

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