Resolution J888-2013

Congratulating Gunther Cassell upon the occasion of capturing the 2013 New York State 100-yard breaststroke championship

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Gunther Cassell of Huntington High
School  upon  the occasion of capturing the 2013 New York State 100-yard
breaststroke championship

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in honoring talented  high
school  athletes  who distinguish themselves and their community through
outstanding athletic performance; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of  teamwork,  encouraging  a  standard  of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is  the  intent  of  this  Legislative  Body  to
congratulate Gunther Cassell of Huntington High School upon the occasion
of capturing the 2013 New York State 100-yard breaststroke championship;
and
  WHEREAS,  On March 2, 2013, Gunther Cassell, a sophomore at Huntington
High School, triumphed  in  the  100-yard  breaststroke  finals  at  the
Webster Aquatic Center in Rochester, New York, to win the New York State
championship; and
  WHEREAS,  Gunther  Cassell's  championship  performance  time of 56.24
seconds set a New York State record; this victory was his second consec-
utive New York State title in this event; and
  WHEREAS, Seeded fourth  in  the  100-yard  breaststroke  event  as  he
entered  the  state  championships,  Gunther  Cassell won a pair of gold
medals for winning both the New York State Public High  School  Athletic
Association and State Federation titles; and
  WHEREAS,  Gunther  Cassell  is Huntington High School's only boys' New
York State swimming champion; and
  WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be  achieved
only  through  strenuous practice; Gunther Cassell's dedication to swim-
ming is a year-round, everyday commitment; he is highly focused and  has
developed a matchless work ethic; and
  WHEREAS,  Gunther Cassell's exemplary performance is reflective of his
dedication, determination  and  personal  commitment;  his  achievements
stand  as a hallmark of what is best in the families, schools and commu-
nities across New York State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate Gunther Cassell of Huntington High School upon the occasion
of capturing the 2013 New York State 100-yard breaststroke championship,
and  to commend him for the enduring honor he has brought to his family,
his school and his community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gunther Cassell.

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