Resolution J4227-2013

Commending Haley Maier upon the occasion of her designation as a State Honoree in the 19th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program



  • Mar 27, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 24, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Haley  Maier, of Gasport, New York,
upon the occasion of her designation as a  State  Honoree  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,  Haley  Maier  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, Haley Maier, age 11, of Gasport, New York, and a sixth grader
at Barker Middle School, has achieved national recognition for exemplary
volunteer service by being named a 2014 Prudential Spirit  of  Community
State Honoree; 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 one of only two New York State Honorees, Haley Maier  will
receive  a  monetary  award, an engraved silver medallion, and a trip to
Washington, D.C., in May of 2014, for a series of  national  recognition
events; and
  WHEREAS,  Haley Maier raised money for the Western New York Chapter of
the Alzheimer's Association, making and selling crocheted  necklaces  in
memory  of  her  grandmother,  who  died from Alzheimer's disease before
Haley was born; and
  WHEREAS, Although Haley Maier never knew her  grandmother,  she  often
listened  to  her older sisters talk about how wonderful she was and how
much she loved to crochet;  her  grandmother  was  lucky  to  have  been
assisted in many ways by the Alzheimer's Association and Haley wanted to
give  back to the organization and the people who took such good care of
her grandmother; and
  WHEREAS, After her mother taught her  to  crochet,  Haley  Maier  made
necklaces and sold them to friends, classmates, family members, teachers
and others in her community to help support the Alzheimer's Association;
  WHEREAS,  Haley  Maier  also set up necklace displays at her pediatri-
cian's office and her hairdresser's salon; in addition, she demonstrated
her crocheting technique at a county 4-H event; 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 Haley Maier who use their
considerable talents and resources to serve others; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Haley Maier, commend-
ing her for her outstanding record of volunteer  service,  peer  leader-
ship,  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  Haley Maier 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 further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Haley Maier.


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