Resolution J3594-2013

Commending Caroline Pennacchio, of Briarcliff Manor, New York, upon the occasion of her designation as a Distinguished Finalist



  • Feb 27, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 21, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Caroline  Pennacchio, of Briarcliff
Manor, New York, upon the occasion of her designation as a Distinguished
Finalist in the  19th  Annual  Prudential  Spirit  of  Community  Awards

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to act, in accord with
its  long-standing  traditions, honoring the youth of today, and leaders
of tomorrow, whose character and achievements exemplify the  ideals  and
values cherished by this great State and nation; and
  WHEREAS,  Caroline  Pennacchio  has  distinguished  herself as a young
woman of superlative ability, establishing a high standard of  community
service,  purposefulness  of  life,  and  sense of responsibility rarely
achieved in youthful years; and
  WHEREAS, Caroline Pennacchio, 15, of Briarcliff Manor, New York, and a
sophomore at Briarcliff High School, has achieved  national  recognition
for  exemplary volunteer service by being named a 2014 Prudential Spirit
of Community Distinguished Finalist; and
  WHEREAS, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, created in 1995 by
Prudential Financial in partnership with  the  National  Association  of
Secondary  School  Principals  (NASSP),  are  designed  to emphasize the
importance our nation places on service to others, and to encourage  all
young Americans to contribute to their communities; and
  WHEREAS, As a Distinguished Finalist, Caroline Pennacchio will receive
an engraved bronze medallion; and
  WHEREAS,  Caroline  Pennacchio  organized  two book donation programs,
"Twice Loved Books" and "Donate a Book in Honor of Your Graduate,"  that
yielded hundreds of books to expand the collection at her local library;
she  also organized two used book sales which raised more than $9,000 to
support the library as well as provided hundreds of books to local char-
ities; and
  WHEREAS, The success of the State of New York,  the  strength  of  our
communities, and the vitality of American society depend, in great meas-
ure,  upon  the dedication of young people like Caroline Pennacchio, who
use their considerable talents and resources to serve others; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Caroline  Pennacchio,
commending  her  for  her  outstanding record of volunteer service, peer
leadership, and community service, and  recognizing  the  value  of  her
labors and the promise of her future; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, with
praise and pride, to commend Caroline Pennacchio  for  her  achievements
and  to  extend  to  her  the best wishes of this Legislative Body for a
future of purposeful success and  well-being,  fully  confident  of  her
response to the challenges of a promising future and appreciative of the
model she represents for all young people of the Empire State; and be it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Caroline Pennacchio.


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