Resolution J698-2013

Commending Steven Trezza on his designation as a Distinguished Finalist in the 18th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program



  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Steven Trezza, of West Hempstead, New
York, upon the occasion of his designation as a  Distinguished  Finalist
in the 18th 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,  Steven  Trezza  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, Steven Trezza, 17, of West Hempstead, New York, and a  senior
at  West  Hempstead High School in West Hempstead, has achieved national
recognition for exemplary  volunteer  service  by  being  named  a  2013
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, Steven Trezza  will  receive  an
engraved bronze medallion; and
  WHEREAS,  Steven Trezza created the West Hempstead Storm Drain Project
to increase awareness about how storm water runoff  hurts  local  water-
ways;  an  avid  volunteer  with  Operation S.P.L.A.S.H. (Stop Polluting
Littering and Save Harbors), he  created  a  website,  conducted  public
presentations,  and  recruited 75 volunteers to help place more than 900
medallions on storm drains throughout West Hempstead which warn  people:
"No Dumping -- Drains to Bay"; 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  Steven  Trezza,  who  use
their considerable talents and resources to serve others; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  moved  to  honor Steven Trezza,
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 Steven Trezza 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 Steven Trezza.


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