Congratulating Parker Stokes upon the occasion of capturing the NYSPHSAA Division II 3,000 meter Steeplechase Championship on June 1...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Parker Stokes upon the occasion of
capturing the NYSPHSAA Division II 3,000 meter Steeplechase Championship
on June 10, 2017

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, A standout sophomore steeplechase runner for the Maine-End-
well Spartans, Parker Stokes earned his first state championship in the
3,000 meter Steeplechase on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Union-Endicott
High School in Endicott, New York; and
WHEREAS, Parker Stokes won this grueling 7 1/2 lap event by a winning
margin of 14 seconds in his division, recording an outstanding time of
9:30.62; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional athlete also placed 5th overall in the New
York State Federation, which includes every secondary school in New
York, both private and public; and
WHEREAS, With this monumental win, Parker Stokes will compete in the
2,000 meter Steeplechase at the New Balance High School Nationals on
Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Greensboro, North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his success in the Steeplechase, Parker Stokes
ran in two New York State Championships in Cross-Country, and two New
York State Federation Championship races; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by Parker Stokes due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Michael Cordi, a skilled and inspirational
tutor, respected for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
WHEREAS, Parker Stokes' overall record is outstanding; he was loyally
and enthusiastically supported by his parents, Dave and Leslie Stokes,
his sister, Lindsey, fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, Parker Stokes has proven
himself to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably
on his school; and
WHEREAS, Coach Michael Cordi has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring Parker Stokes towards his goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Michael Cordi and Parker Stokes have clearly
made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a tradition of
their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Parker Stokes upon the occasion of capturing the NYSPHSAA
Division II 3,000 meter Steeplechase Championship on June 10, 2017; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Parker Stokes and Coach Michael Cordi.


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