Resolution J429-2013

Honoring the Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice as recipient of the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for debate

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  • Feb 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring the Bronx School for Law, Government &
Justice upon the occasion of its designation as recipient  of  the  2012
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for debate

WHEREAS, A great state is only as great as those individuals who perform
exemplary  service  on behalf of their community, whether through unique
achievement in professional or other  endeavors,  or  simply  through  a
lifetime of good citizenship; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  the
Bronx  School  for  Law,  Government  & Justice upon the occasion of its
designation as recipient of the 2012 National Arts and Humanities  Youth
Program Award for debate; and
  WHEREAS,  The Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice received this
auspicious award for their after school debate team; in addition to  the
award,  first lady Michelle Obama made a special visit to the school and
met with the four members of the  debate  team,  which  was  started  by
history  teacher Eric Fogel who, along with other volunteer teachers and
staff, started the New York City Urban Debate League which is  comprised
of 400 students and 40 schools; and
  WHEREAS,  Starr Arroyo, Yaira Brito, Ashley Meija, and Stephanie Nyame
are the members of the Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice debate
team and sophomore Starr Arroyo was selected to speak in  front  of  the
first lady; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend  those  individ-
uals for the edification and emulation of others; and
  WHEREAS,  Such  service, which is truly the lifeblood of the community
and the State, so often goes unrecognized and  unheralded;  now,  there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice upon  the  occasion
of its designation as recipient of the 2012 National Arts and Humanities
Youth Program Award for debate; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice.

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