J2028

Commending Melanie Schmitt, upon the occasion of being selected 2013 Salutatorian of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School in recognit...

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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Melanie Schmitt, upon the occasion of
being selected 2013 Salutatorian of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School
in recognition of her outstanding accomplishment

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor the youth of
today -- the leaders of tomorrow -- whose character and achievements
exemplify the ideals and values cherished by this great State and
Nation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize
and commend Melanie Schmitt, upon the occasion of being selected the
2013 Salutatorian of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, Ravena, New
York, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and exem-
plary achievement; and
WHEREAS, Melanie Schmitt is the loving daughter of Michael Schmitt and
Gina and Scott Andrews, and the proud sister of John and Stephanie; and
WHEREAS, An avid volunteer, Melanie Schmitt assists Religious Educa-
tion classes, Youth Group, and the Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)
at St. Patrick's Church in Ravena, New York; she is a youth member of
the parish council, and has participated in several parish fundraising
events; and
WHEREAS, Melanie Schmitt, actively involved in her school, is a member
of the soccer and bowling teams, and has been named to All-Star Teams
for both; she is a member and co-president of the National Honor Socie-
ty, plays clarinet and saxophone, and has been involved in the music
program since fifth grade; and
WHEREAS, This exemplary young woman has excelled in her academics,
taking several advanced placement and University in the High School
(UHS) courses; she received the Presidential Scholarship, and will
attend SUNY Oneonta in the Fall where she will major in Adolescent
Education and Mathematics; and
WHEREAS, Melanie Schmitt may now stand with pride as she assesses her
achievements, experiences the satisfaction of her labors and the joy of
her accomplishments, eager to face the new experiences of a challenging
world; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional student of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High
School represents the potential inherent in our most precious resource,
our youth; her achievements have brought enduring honor to her family
and community and should be recognized and saluted; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend students
of outstanding character who have shown initiative and a commitment to
constantly pursuing higher goals for themselves, and act as role models
of leadership to be emulated by their peers; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Melanie Schmitt, upon the occasion of being selected the 2013
Salutatorian of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, in recognition of
her outstanding accomplishment, and to extend to her best wishes for a
future of purposeful success and well-being; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Melanie Schmitt.

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