Resolution J759-2013

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



  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 6, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Shane Carman, of Geneseo, 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,  Shane  Carman  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, Shane Carman, 17, of Geneseo, New York, and a senior at Gene-
seo Central School in Geneseo, 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, Shane Carman will receive an
engraved bronze medallion; and
  WHEREAS, Shane Carman partnered with the local organization ABVI-Good-
will to create the Goodwill  Community  Center,  a  youth  center  which
provides a fun, safe, substance-free environment for kids; and
  WHEREAS,  Shane Carman, who spent months conducting research, reaching
out to the community and building partnerships, wanted to create a place
where kids with diverse interests could gather socially; 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 Shane Carman who use their
considerable talents and resources to serve others; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  moved  to  honor  Shane Carman,
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 Shane Carman 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 Shane Carman.


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