LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating P.S. 191 Mayflower School upon the occasion of being named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose exemplary programs and accomplishment clearly demonstrate an enduring pursuit of excellence in the education of the youth of the Empire State; and WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long- standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu- late P.S. 191 Mayflower School upon the occasion of being named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Educa- tion; and WHEREAS, P.S. 191 first opened in 1923; the school pays special atten- tion to the needs of all students regardless of their level of achieve- ment; according to a school Environmental Survey 99% of parents are satisfied with the education their child is receiving; and WHEREAS, Located in Queens, New York, P.S. 191 has been designated as an "A" school for five years in a row on its annual progress report; and WHEREAS, Less than one percent of all schools in America have been named a Blue Ribbon school; P.S. 191 has been actively involved in community service, including raising funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy, UNICEF, and St. Jude; in addition, the School collects food for City Harvest food banks; and WHEREAS, The National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award stands as a resolute testimony to P.S. 191 Mayflower School's standards of excel- lence, its uncompromising values, unparalleled dedication, and the special teamwork of its family of students, parents, teachers and admin- istrators, who share common goals and uncommon expectations; now, there- fore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate P.S. 191 Mayflower School upon the occasion of being named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran- smitted to P.S. 191 Mayflower School.