J1392

Commending James Taggart upon the occasion of being honored at the Capital District YMCA's 16th Annual Student and Educator Awards B...

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1392


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending James Taggart upon the occasion of
being honored at the Capital District YMCA's 16th Annual Student and
Educator Awards Breakfast on April 30, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those young people within the great Empire State who have
made strong contributions to their communities and who serve as role
models for their peers; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
James Taggart upon the occasion of being honored at the Capital District
YMCA's 16th Annual Student and Educator Awards Breakfast on Tuesday,
April 30, 2013, at the Appel Inn, Guilderland, New York; and
WHEREAS, This honor recognizes high school students and educators from
Guilderland, Voorheesville, Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Bethlehem, and Ravena-
Coeymans-Selkirk High Schools; 15 students and 3 educators are selected
as overall winners for their dedication to service in their schools,
community, and local YMCA; and
WHEREAS, James Taggart is a junior at Bethlehem High School, where he
has been very involved with a local non-profit called PAZAPA, an acronym
meaning "step-by-step" in Haitian Creole; and
WHEREAS, PAZAPA is a school for children with disabilities in Jacmel,
Haiti; James Taggart has held garage sales and returned empty bottles
and cans for recycling in order to raise funds for this cause; and
WHEREAS, James Taggart's compassionate and dedicated efforts have
helped to support special education for more than 100 students, as well
as a separate school for the deaf with more than 30 students; and
WHEREAS, With his sense of civic duty and his commitment to others,
James Taggart represents the best development of the potential which is
inherent in our most precious resource, our youth; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend James Taggart upon the occasion of being honored at the Capital
District YMCA's 16th Annual Student and Educator Awards Breakfast; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James Taggart.

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