J1905

Congratulating the Saratoga Springs High School NASA Club upon the occasion of their designation as participants in the Team America...

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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1905


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Saratoga Springs High School
NASA Club upon the occasion of their designation as participants in the
Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those who, by achieving outstanding success in their educa-
tional and scientific endeavors, have inspired and brought pride to our
majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who distinguish them-
selves through excellence in science competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late the Saratoga Springs High School NASA Club upon the occasion of
their designation as participants in the Team America Rocketry Challenge
National Finals; and
WHEREAS, Members of Saratoga Springs High School's NASA Club became
celebrities as one of only two groups in the State of New York to quali-
fy for the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals; and
WHEREAS, There were 725 teams that competed nationally for the finals,
and Saratoga Springs's High School NASA Club was one of 100 teams
selected to compete in the national rocketry competition on May 11,
2013, in The Plains, Virginia; to qualify for the national competition,
the Saratoga Springs High School NASA Club acquired the necessary
resources to design, build and fly a rocket carrying a raw egg to an
altitude of 750 feet, and then land it without breaking the egg; and
WHEREAS, After weeks of practicing, the Saratoga Springs High School
NASA Club completed a successful flight under the observation of a
mentor from the National Association of Rocketry; and
WHEREAS, The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world's
largest rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Associ-
ation and the National Association of Rocketry; and
WHEREAS, Approximately 7,000 students from across the nation compete
in TARC each year; teams design, build and fly a model rocket that
reaches a specific altitude and duration determined by a set of rules
developed each year; the contest is designed to encourage students to
study math and science and pursue careers in aerospace; and
WHEREAS, The outstanding members of the Saratoga Springs High School
NASA Club are: Connor McFarland, Charlie McCabe, Jay Murray, Steve
Leonard, Mike Gregory and Michael Young; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to celebrate the individual accomplishments
of remarkable students in this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate the
Saratoga Springs High School NASA Club for their noteworthy educational
and scientific endeavors and achievements; their outstanding performance
has clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school and community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Saratoga Springs High School NASA Club upon the occa-
sion of their designation as participants in the Team America Rocketry
Challenge National Finals; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the aforementioned members of the Saratoga Springs High
School NASA Club.

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