Honoring Harneet Gulati upon the occasion of being named the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club 2013 Youth of the Year

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  • 23 / May / 2013
  • 30 / May / 2013
  • 30 / May / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Harneet Gulati upon the occasion of
being named the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club 2013 Youth of the Year

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 honor
Harneet Gulati upon the occasion of being named the Hicksville Boys &
Girls Club 2013 Youth of the Year; and
WHEREAS, Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys &
Girls Club member can receive; the nomination recognizes outstanding
contributions to a member's family, school, community and Boys & Girls
Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles; the hono-
rees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at
Boys & Girls Clubs; and
WHEREAS, For the past three years, Harneet Gulati has been an active
member of the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club; as a Sikh individual born in
the United States, she was once a quiet and diffident girl until she
found the positive environment at the Club where no one judged anyone on
outer appearances but only on the person within; and
WHEREAS, As an active member and volunteer at the Hicksville Boys &
Girls Club, Harneet Gulati joined the Tutoring Program in early March of
her sophomore year in high school; she has served a total of 618 hours
of community service; and
WHEREAS, In addition to tutoring young people in mathematics, English
and science every week, Harneet Gulati is President of the Hicksville
Boys & Girls Club Torch Club; torch clubs help members attain leadership
qualities by providing service to not only their club but also their
community; and
WHEREAS, Harneet Gulati began her Torch Club service in 2011 as Secre-
tary, and was elected President of the Club in 2012; her volunteerism
with the Club included multiple Walks and Fundraisers, including a car
wash for the A.M.T. Children of Hope Foundation that helps abandoned
babies find their safe haven; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her service at the Hicksville Boys & Girls
Club, Harneet Gulati participated in community service efforts held by
the Kiwanis Education Youth Club; she joined Key Club in her freshman
year of high school and was voted as Key Club Secretary in her sophomore
year; as a junior, she was elected Key Club Vice President; and
WHEREAS, As Vice President of Key Club, Harneet Gulati works with the
members of the Kiwanis organization to provide service with the goal of
helping others; the Hicksville Key Club has participated at many events,
including the Pancake Breakfast, Three Kings Night, Pasta Night, and the
Luck of the Irish Drawings, as well as the Christmas in July Food Drive,
the Breast Cancer Walk, Thanksgiving Wrapping Party, and the Annual
Wellness Fair at Hicksville High School; and
WHEREAS, As a freshman in high school, Harneet Gulati was elected
President of the Class of 2013; she soon became eligible to become a
member of the National Honor Society as well as the Math Honor Society;
WHEREAS, The highlight of Harneet Gulati's high school career has been
the Poetry Out Loud Competition; she was a finalist at the school-wide
competition and became a Regional Finalist; and
WHEREAS, Harneet Gulati is acknowledged as a scholar for ranking in
the top twenty percent of her high school class; in addition, she has

been involved in several clubs at school, including the Helping Hands
Club; and
WHEREAS, Upon graduation from high school, Harneet Gulati intends to
major in health related fields in college and dedicate her time to
improving the quality of other people's lives; she aspires to becoming a
physical therapist and obtaining a doctorate in physiotherapy; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor the youth
of today, and leaders of tomorrow, whose character and achievements best
exemplify the ideals and values cherished by this great State and
Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Harneet Gulati upon the occasion of being named the Hicksville
Boys & Girls Club 2013 Youth of the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Harneet Gulati.


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