Resolution J446-2013

Honoring the Huntington High School Science Bowl team upon the occasion of capturing the Long Island regional Science Bowl Championship

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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 Huntington High School Science Bowl
team upon the occasion of capturing the  Long  Island  Regional  Science
Bowl Championship

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 best exemplify the  ideals
and values cherished by this great State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  the
Huntington  High School Science Bowl team upon the occasion of capturing
the Long Island Regional Science Bowl Championship; and
  WHEREAS, Sponsored by the United States Department of Energy's  Office
of Science, the Science Bowl encourages students to excel in science and
math  and  pursue  careers  in those fields; about 9,500 high school and
4,500 middle school students participated in this  year's  Science  Bowl
regional contests; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Long  Island  regional  competition was one of 120 such
regional contests being held throughout the  country,  including  Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and
  WHEREAS,  A  team  of four exceptional Huntington High School students
captured the Long Island Regional Science Bowl championship on Saturday,
January 26, 2013, at Brookhaven National Lab in  Upton,  New  York;  the
team will now advance to the national finals in Washington, DC in April;
and
  WHEREAS, The competition consisted of a fast-paced question-and-answer
tournament  designed to test participants' knowledge in biology, chemis-
try, Earth and space science, energy, mathematics and physics; and
  WHEREAS, Huntington moved through a series of grueling rounds, includ-
ing a tiebreaker with perennial powerhouse Ward Melville before  topping
Great Neck South in the finals to win the regional crown; and
  WHEREAS,  The Huntington squad included team captain Brian Gilbert and
members Aron Coraor, Marc Feldman and Jacob Roday; junior  Brian  McCon-
nell  also  practiced  with  the  team, and despite his absence from the
event, he was instrumental in their overall success; and
  WHEREAS, The remarkable talent displayed by this team is due in  great
part  to the efforts of teachers Dame Forbes and Lori Kenny, skilled and
inspirational tutors, respected for their ability to  develop  potential
into excellence; and
  WHEREAS,  Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, these
scholars now stand honorably, with just pride in  their  accomplishments
and in eager anticipation of future challenges, understanding and appre-
ciating  the  caring  counsel  and  support  provided by their teachers,
coaches and parents; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  the Huntington High School Science Bowl team upon the occasion of
capturing the Long Island Regional Science Bowl Championship; and be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the  Huntington  High School Science Bowl team and teachers
Dame Forbes and Lori Kenny.

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