Honoring the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District Odyssey of the Mind Team on being named 2013 World Champions

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  • 30 / May / 2013
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
  • 04 / Jun / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Hunter-Tannersville Central School
District Odyssey of the Mind Team on being named 2013 World Champions

WHEREAS, Education is an organic process which is most successful when
it consists of formal learning and informal, experiential opportunity;
WHEREAS, The advancement of the ability of our young people to develop
problem solving skills and engage in creative thinking offers them a
pathway for reaching their fullest potential; and
WHEREAS, The ability of our educational institutions to offer such
opportunities requires the dedicated engagement of school faculty and
administration, as well as of families, community volunteers and others
willing to give of their time, energy and talent to bring out the best
in young people; and
WHEREAS, The Hunter-Tannersville Central School District has advanced
many activities and programs aimed at promoting the constructive growth
of our people, including participation in the Odyssey of the Mind
Program, which is an international educational program that provides
creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten
through college; and
WHEREAS, Odyssey of the Mind competitions teach students cooperation
and respect for the ideas of others, two valuable skills that will stay
with them for a lifetime; and
WHEREAS, Team members Troy Bates, William Garrison, Neal Statts, Dylan
Endy, Emily Farrell, along with coaches Rich and Dawn Outtrim, dedicated
countless hours using their knowledge, skills and unique talents to
develop creative solutions to problems presented to them in the Odyssey
of the Mind competition; and
WHEREAS, Through their diligent efforts, creativity and energy, the
Hunter-Tannersville Central School District won their division becoming
World Champions after outperforming teams from South Korea, Singapore,
Poland, Mexico and teams from across the United States; and
WHEREAS, The people of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School
District, Greene County and the State of New York commend them for their
accomplishment and join them in celebrating their success; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the team members, school officials and family members, and
encourage them to continue their educational pursuits; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District Odyssey of
the Mind Team.


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