Resolution J855-2013

Congratulating Jennah Ferrari as a Distinguished Finalist in the 18th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Jennah Ferrari upon the occasion
of her designation as  a  Distinguished  Finalist  in  the  18th  Annual
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those youth of today, the leaders of tomorrow, whose  charac-
ter  and  achievements exemplify the ideals and values cherished by this
Empire 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 congratu-
late Jennah Ferrari of East Syracuse, New York, upon the occasion of her
designation as a Distinguished Finalist in the  18th  Annual  Prudential
Spirit of Community Awards; and
  WHEREAS,  Created  in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with
the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the  Prudential
Spirit  of  Community Awards are designed to emphasize the importance of
service to others, and to encourage all young Americans to contribute to
the well-being of their communities; and
  WHEREAS, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program  recognizes
young  people  across the United States for outstanding volunteer activ-
ities; more than 100,000 volunteers have  been  honored  at  the  local,
state and national level since the program's beginning; and
  WHEREAS,  Jennah  Ferrari  was named a Top Youth Volunteer in New York
State for 2013 in the 18th Prudential Spirit of Community  Awards  based
on  her  commitment  to service, personal initiative, effort, impact and
personal growth; and
  WHEREAS, A sixth-grader at Pine Grove Middle  School,  Jennah  Ferrari
organized  and  led  a  penny  drive  called "Pennies for Patients" that
raised a significant amount for cancer research;  she  brought  together
more  than 375 students to collect loose change for the important cause;
and
  WHEREAS, In addition to her fundraising efforts,  Jennah  Ferrari  has
regularly  volunteered  in her school library by monitoring the desk and
by helping students find materials and resolve  computer  problems;  she
has even traveled to Albany to advocate for library funding, demonstrat-
ing her strong leadership skills and determination; and
  WHEREAS,  Volunteerism  is  an  essential element of all societies; it
provides a way in which the human values of community, caring and  serv-
ing can be sustained and strengthened; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
outstanding individuals within our communities whose volunteerism serves
as inspiration to their friends, family and peers; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize and to congratulate Jennah Ferrari upon the  occasion  of  her
designation  as  a  Distinguished Finalist in the 18th Annual Prudential
Spirit of Community Awards, and to  extend  our  wishes  to  her  for  a
purposeful and promising future; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jennah Ferrari.

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