Congratulating Sarah Jackson upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award

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  • 30 / Apr / 2013

Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Sarah Jackson upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on May 10, 2013

WHEREAS, Sarah Jackson, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at McKen-
na Elementary School in Massapequa Park, New York; and
WHEREAS, Sarah Jackson is a member of Girl Scouts of America Troop
2009, Massapequa, New York; 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, The Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
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
fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and completion
of a Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of
the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit;
WHEREAS, For her project, Sarah Jackson advocated for and educated her
community on the myths and realities of sharks and the effect killing
them for their fins (finning), has on the ecosystem; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this exemplary Girl Scout created a documentary
by collaborating with a marine biologist, nature conservatory, Long
Island Aquarium in Riverhead, New York, to advocate for legislation
banning the practice of selling, distributing, or purchasing any product
made by shark finning; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Sarah Jackson 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 Sarah Jackson upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sarah Jackson.


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