J1178

Congratulating the Charlton Heights Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Cha...

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J1178



Senate Resolution No. 1178

BY: Senator TEDISCO

CONGRATULATING the Charlton Heights Elementary
School Odyssey of the Mind Team upon the occasion of
capturing the New York State Championship on March
23, 2019

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 best exemplify the
ideals and values cherished by this great State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate the
Charlton Heights Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team upon the
occasion of capturing the New York State Championship on Saturday, March
23, 2019, in Binghamton, New York; and

WHEREAS, Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program
in which students from kindergarten through college learn how to think
divergently by working as a team to solve an open-ended problem; and

WHEREAS, As part of the Odyssey of the Mind program, students also
learn creativity, innovation, problem-solving, critical thinking, global
awareness, interpersonal and collaborative communication skills,
self-directions and adaptability; and

WHEREAS, Part of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School
District, the Charlton Heights Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind
Team competed in the Leonardo's Workshop problem, that required students
to create and present a performance telling an original story about
Leonardo da Vinci; and

WHEREAS, This remarkable all-girl team of six fourth-graders'
solution included a robotic knight powered by hydraulics and two
jaw-dropping replicas of Leonardo's the Mona Lisa and Lady with Ermine
paintings; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, the team incorporated song, dance, and witty
dialogue of a painting that snapped to life into their eight-minute
performance; and

WHEREAS, Coaches Kodi Kibler and Sara Welsh have done a superb job
in guiding, molding and inspiring the team members toward their goals;
and

WHEREAS, The triumphant Charlton Heights Elementary School Odyssey
of the Mind Team members are Lucy Capo, Emme Fischer, Arden Heiner,
Stella Kibler, Gabi Tatro and Caroline Welsh; and

WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose,
these scholars now stand honorably, with just pride in their
accomplishments and in eager anticipation of future challenges,
understanding and appreciating the caring counsel and support provided
by their teachers, family and friends; and

WHEREAS, Educational competition instills the values of teamwork,
pride and accomplishment, and these outstanding students 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 the Charlton Heights Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind
Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Championship on
March 23, 2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the members of the Charlton Heights Elementary School
Odyssey of the Mind Team and Coaches Kodi Kibler and Sara Welsh.

actions

  • 24 / Apr / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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Resolutions, Legislative

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