Congratulating Laura Sliker on earning a Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Girl Scouting honors, on April 30, 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Laura Sliker upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Girl Scouting honors, on April 30, 2013

WHEREAS, Laura Sliker, a member of Girl Scout Troop 60860 in Geneseo,
New York, has, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, achieved Girl
Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout Gold
Award; she will be honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York at its
Girl Scouts Showcase to be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to the
development of character and leadership in the youth of this nation; and
WHEREAS, Since 1980, Senior Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete five requirements, all of which demand efficient organiza-
tional, time management, and leadership skills; chief among these
requirements is the design and completion of a Gold Award Service
Project which must build upon the interests of the girl, provide a
service to the community, and be of lasting benefit; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all
of the necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, For her Gold Award project entitled "Bread for Celiac's
Initiative," Laura Sliker addressed the lack of gluten-free products
available in restaurants and the inability of restaurants to accommodate
the needs of people who are gluten intolerant; and
WHEREAS, She contacted and met with restaurant managers and servers
and created an informative website about gluten intolerance and Celiac
Disease; and
WHEREAS, Laura Sliker's project served the needs of the gluten-free
community in Rochester, Albany, and Syracuse, New York and Orlando,
Florida and helped to make it easier for gluten intolerant individuals
to eat in restaurants and to improve their quality of life; and
WHEREAS, Happily, Laura Sliker had success with some of the restau-
rants she approached and they are now serving some gluten-free products;
WHEREAS, Laura Sliker is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her nation, and no doubt her future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Laura Sliker upon the occasion of her designation
as the recipient of a Girl Scout Gold Award on April 30, 2013; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Laura Sliker.


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