J1593

Commending Branson Sparks, recipient of a Friends of Sands Point Preserve Preservers' Award of Distinction at its Gold Gala on May 4...

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  • 01 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1593


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Branson Sparks upon the occasion of
his designation as the recipient of a Friends of Sands Point Preserve
Preservers' Award of Distinction at its Gold Gala on May 4, 2013

WHEREAS, Individuals who distinguish themselves in their profession or
in service to their community merit the highest commendation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing tradition, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Branson Sparks upon the occasion of his designation as the recipient of
a Friends of Sands Point Preserve Preservers' Award of Distinction at
its Gold Gala, to be held at the Hempstead House on May 4, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The 2013 Awards of Distinction are being presented to
outstanding medical students currently in their third year at Hofstra
North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine; Branson Sparks is being recognized
for his voluntary work at the Sands Point Preserve to help establish and
maintain the Bee Apiary; he assisted in the development and presentation
of the Bee-Whispering educational workshops and programs conducted at
the preserve; and
WHEREAS, A native of Louisiana, Branson Sparks graduated from Louisia-
na Tech University with a bachelor's degree in economics; he subsequent-
ly completed Bryn Mawr College's post-baccalaureate pre-medical program
and is currently a second-year medical student at the Hofstra North
Shore - LIJ School of Medicine; and
WHEREAS, Branson Sparks is an avid musician, pilot, and skier; his
academic interests include research; he has published in two papers on
the genetics of autoimmune diseases and is currently involved in a
research project concerning the treatment of seasonal allergies with
natural honey; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to applaud Branson Sparks
for, in addition to his many responsibilities and demands on his time as
a medical student, making time to also do volunteer work at the Sands
Point Preserve so visitors may enjoy it for many years to come; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Branson Sparks upon the occasion of his designation as the
recipient of a Friends of Sands Point Preserve Preservers' Award of
Distinction at its Gold Gala on May 4, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Branson Sparks.

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