Resolution J3886-2013

Commending Brook Peters as a Distinguished Finalist in the 19th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program



  • Mar 11, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Brook Peters, of New York, New York,
upon the occasion of his designation as a Distinguished Finalist in  the
19th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program

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,  Brook  Peters  has  distinguished  himself as a young man of
superlative ability, establishing a high standard of community  service,
purposefulness  of  life, and sense of responsibility rarely achieved in
youthful years; and
  WHEREAS, Brook Peters, 17, of New York, New York, a junior at Gramercy
Arts High School, and a member of the McBurney YMCA in  New  York  City,
has  achieved  national  recognition  for exemplary volunteer service by
being named a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community  Distinguished  Final-
ist; 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, Brook  Peters  will  receive  an
engraved bronze medallion; and
  WHEREAS,  Brook  Peters  created "The Second Day," an educational film
about people, including himself, who were  personally  impacted  by  the
9/11 attack on the World Trade Center; and
  WHEREAS,  After  that  movie,  which  is now being used in schools and
museums around the world, Brook Peters created the "Show  Your  Strength
Campaign," another video project which showcases stories of perseverance
and resilience through the use of inspirational messages from people all
over the world; and
  WHEREAS,  Brook  Peters  recently  created a three-part series, called
"Resilience for Veterans",  in  support  of  our  nation's  veterans  of
current and prior conflicts; 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  Brook  Peters,  who  use
their considerable talents and resources to serve others; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  moved  to  honor  Brook Peters,
commending him for his outstanding record  of  volunteer  service,  peer
leadership,  and  community  service  and  recognizing  the value of his
labors and the promise of his future; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations,  with
praise  and  pride,  to commend Brook Peters for his achievements and to
extend to him the best wishes of this Legislative Body for a  future  of
purposeful  success  and  well-being, fully confident of his response to
the challenges of a promising future and appreciative of  the  model  he
represents for all young people of the Empire State; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brook Peters.


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