Commending Caroline Pennacchio, of Briarcliff Manor, New York, upon the occasion of her designation as a Distinguished Finalist

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Caroline Pennacchio, of Briarcliff
Manor, New York, upon the occasion of her designation as a Distinguished
Finalist in the 19th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to act, in accord with
its long-standing traditions, honoring the youth of today, and leaders
of tomorrow, whose character and achievements exemplify the ideals and
values cherished by this great State and nation; and
WHEREAS, Caroline Pennacchio has distinguished herself as a young
woman of superlative ability, establishing a high standard of community
service, purposefulness of life, and sense of responsibility rarely
achieved in youthful years; and
WHEREAS, Caroline Pennacchio, 15, of Briarcliff Manor, New York, and a
sophomore at Briarcliff High School, has achieved national recognition
for exemplary volunteer service by being named a 2014 Prudential Spirit
of Community Distinguished Finalist; and
WHEREAS, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, created in 1995 by
Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of
Secondary School Principals (NASSP), are designed to emphasize the
importance our nation places on service to others, and to encourage all
young Americans to contribute to their communities; and
WHEREAS, As a Distinguished Finalist, Caroline Pennacchio will receive
an engraved bronze medallion; and
WHEREAS, Caroline Pennacchio organized two book donation programs,
"Twice Loved Books" and "Donate a Book in Honor of Your Graduate," that
yielded hundreds of books to expand the collection at her local library;
she also organized two used book sales which raised more than $9,000 to
support the library as well as provided hundreds of books to local char-
ities; and
WHEREAS, The success of the State of New York, the strength of our
communities, and the vitality of American society depend, in great meas-
ure, upon the dedication of young people like Caroline Pennacchio, who
use their considerable talents and resources to serve others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Caroline Pennacchio,
commending her for her outstanding record of volunteer service, peer
leadership, and community service, and recognizing the value of her
labors and the promise of her future; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, with
praise and pride, to commend Caroline Pennacchio for her achievements
and to extend to her the best wishes of this Legislative Body for a
future of purposeful success and well-being, fully confident of her
response to the challenges of a promising future and appreciative of the
model she represents for all young people of the Empire State; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Caroline Pennacchio.


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