J4083

Congratulating Nathaniel Clark upon the occasion of celebrating his 102nd Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Nathaniel Clark upon the occasion
of celebrating his 102nd Birthday on February 14, 2016

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Nathan-
iel Clark upon the occasion of his 102nd Birthday which he celebrated on
Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14, 2016; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with his zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Nathaniel Clark was born on February 14, 1914, as the young-
est of three sons, in Marlborough, New York; and
WHEREAS, After completing his studies at the Lewis Hotel Training
School in Washington, D.C., Nathaniel Clark went to work for the Hotel
Moody in Claremont, New Hampshire; and
WHEREAS, Nathaniel Clark later returned to Marlborough and worked as a
laborer with various companies, including the De Laval Separator Company
in Poughkeepsie; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man has experienced the incredible joys
and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina
and courage to savor a full life; and
WHEREAS, In 1941, Nathaniel Clark married his loving wife, the former
Audrey Masterjohn, and shortly after, was drafted into the United States
Army to serve in the second World War; and
WHEREAS, After training in Georgia and Texas, Nathaniel Clark was
assigned overseas; he arrived in France on September 2, 1945, the same
day the Japanese surrendered; and
WHEREAS, Upon the conclusion of the war, Nathaniel Clark returned home
and began working at his father-in-law's store, Masterjohn Food Market,
where he would eventually take over operations; the store closed in
1957, during which time he began working as a carpenter until his
retirement in the mid-1970s; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his wife, Nathaniel Clark has enriched the
lives of those around him through his joyous and sincere love for others
and through the quiescent charm and wisdom which comes only from a full-
ness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Nathaniel Clark upon the occasion of celebrating his 102nd
Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nathaniel Clark.

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J4082

Congratulating Frances Sylvester upon the occasion of celebrating her 101st Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Frances Sylvester upon the occa-
sion of celebrating her 101st Birthday

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, Frances Sylvester was born on February 22, 1915, in Newburgh,
New York; and
WHEREAS, The staff at The Valley View Center for Nursing Care and
Rehabilitation in Goshen, New York, celebrated Frances Sylvester's 101st
Birthday along with recognizing the February birthdays of 35 other resi-
dents; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished woman has experienced the incredible joys
and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina
and courage to savor a full life; and
WHEREAS, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Frances Sylvester upon the occasion of celebrating her
101st Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Frances Sylvester.

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  • 08 / Mar / 2016
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J4081

Honoring Kathy Prizzia on her designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as recipient of the Dean...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Kathy Prizzia upon the occasion of her
designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame
Inductee as recipient of the Dean's Award of Excellence

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Kathy Prizzia upon the occasion of her designation as a 2016 SUNY New
Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as recipient of the
Dean's Award of Excellence to be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13,
2016, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, New York; and
WHEREAS, The SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame was estab-
lished in 2001 to recognize and acknowledge the achievements of those
who have made significant contributions to their respective business
professions, while also having a significant positive impact on the
educational activities of the School; and
WHEREAS, A business leader of singular distinction, Kathy Prizzia has
continually demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence
and diligent leadership in her unwavering service to both her community
and profession and consequently, has been selected for this most presti-
gious honor; and
WHEREAS, A New Paltz area resident for over 20 years, Kathy Prizzia
has ably served as the Executive Director of the New Paltz Regional
Chamber of Commerce; and
WHEREAS, An active member of the New Paltz community, Kathy Prizzia
has been called upon to contribute her time and talents to countless
civic and charitable endeavors; she serves as Chairman of the Taste of
New Paltz, the New Paltz Regatta Planning Committee, the SUNY New Paltz
Business Advisory Council and the Ulster County Tourism Advisory Board;
and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Kathy Prizzia has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Kathy Prizzia has displayed through-
out her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Kathy Prizzia upon the occasion of her designation as a 2016 SUNY
New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as recipient of the
Dean's Award of Excellence; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kathy Prizzia.

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J4080

Honoring Jason Dahl upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Alumnu...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Jason Dahl upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame
Inductee as Alumnus of the Year

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Jason Dahl upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz
School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Alumnus of the Year to be
celebrated on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Grandview in Poughkeep-
sie, New York; and
WHEREAS, The SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame was estab-
lished in 2001 to recognize and acknowledge the achievements of those
who have made significant contributions to their respective business
professions, while also having a significant positive impact on the
educational activities of the School; and
WHEREAS, A business leader of singular distinction, Jason Dahl has
continually demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence
and diligent leadership in his unwavering service to both his community
and profession and consequently has been selected for this most presti-
gious honor; and
WHEREAS, Jason Dahl holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from SUNY
New Paltz and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University;
and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager with
NewBridge Asset Management, a Victory Capital Investment Franchise; in
addition, he is a member of the Large Cap Growth and Global Growth Port-
folio Management teams; and
WHEREAS, An active member of the New Paltz community, Jason Dahl has
been called upon to contribute his time and talents to countless civic
and charitable endeavors, and he has always given of himself unstinting-
ly; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Jason Dahl has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Jason Dahl has displayed throughout
his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Jason Dahl upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 SUNY New
Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Alumnus of the Year;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jason Dahl.

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J4079

Honoring Micaela Manteo on her designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Student Leader of th...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Micaela Manteo upon the occasion of her
designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame
Inductee as Student Leader of the Year

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Micaela Manteo upon the occasion of her designation as a 2016 SUNY New
Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Student Leader of the
Year to be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Grandview in
Poughkeepsie, New York; and
WHEREAS, The SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame was estab-
lished in 2001 to recognize and acknowledge the achievements of those
who have made significant contributions to their respective business
professions, while also having a significant positive impact on the
educational activities of the School; and
WHEREAS, A student leader of singular distinction, Micaela Manteo has
continually demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence
and diligent leadership in her unwavering service to both her community
and academics and consequently has been selected for this most presti-
gious honor; and
WHEREAS, An MBA student who recently graduated from SUNY New Paltz
with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Micaela Manteo is deeply
involved in the School of Business as a site coordinator for the VITA
program; she also serves as President of Beta Gamma Sigma, and plans to
take the CPA exam; and
WHEREAS, An active member of the SUNY New Paltz community, Micaela
Manteo has been called upon to contribute her time and talents to count-
less civic and charitable endeavors; she is a member of several clubs
and organizations including the Accounting and Finance Association; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Micaela Manteo has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Micaela Manteo has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Micaela Manteo upon the occasion of her designation as a 2016 SUNY
New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Student Leader of
the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Micaela Manteo.

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J4078

Honoring George Quigley on his designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Business Person of t...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring George Quigley upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2016 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame
Inductee as Business Person of the Year

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
George Quigley upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 SUNY New
Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Business Person of the
Year to be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Grandview in
Poughkeepsie, New York; and
WHEREAS, The SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame was estab-
lished in 2001 to recognize and acknowledge the achievements of those
who have made significant contributions to their respective business
professions, while also having a significant positive impact on the
educational activities of the School; and
WHEREAS, A business leader of singular distinction, George Quigley has
continually demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence
and diligent leadership in his unwavering service to both his community
and profession and consequently, has been selected for this most presti-
gious honor; and
WHEREAS, George Quigley is the CEO and President of Stavo Industries
and ErtelAlsop, an innovator in the manufacturing of depth filter media
and machinery for liquid filtration; and
WHEREAS, An active member of the New Paltz community, George Quigley
has been called upon to contribute his time and talents to countless
civic and charitable endeavors and has always given of himself unstint-
ingly while repeatedly demonstrating his commitment to maintaining the
vitality of the region; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, George Quigley has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which George Quigley has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor George Quigley upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 SUNY
New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee as Business Person of
the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to George Quigley.

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J4077

Mourning the death of Robert J. McNamara, Sr.

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Robert J. McNamara, Sr.
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Robert J. McNamara, Sr. of Tonawanda, New York, died on
February 27, 2016; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Kenmore East High School Class of 1983, Robert
J. McNamara, Sr. was named Male Athlete of the Year in his senior year;
and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and
WHEREAS, Robert J. McNamara, Sr.'s commitment to excellence, and his
spirit of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, includ-
ing charitable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents, Ann and Francis McNamara; and his
father-in-law, Dr. Leslie Racz, Robert J. McNamara, Sr. is survived by
his beloved wife, Sherrie; their three children, Megan, Robert, Jr. and
Melanie McNamara; two sisters, Theresa (Chad), and Caroline; one broth-
er, Francis (Tabitha); his mother-in-law, Joan; and three brothers-in-
law, Louis (Lisa), Martin (Jeannette) and Cary (Carol); as well as
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Robert J. McNamara, Sr. leaves behind a legacy which will
long endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory
to all he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Robert J. McNamara, Sr. distinguished citizen and
devoted member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Robert J. McNamara, Sr.

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J4076

Mourning the death of Eugene C. Zinni, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Eugene C. Zinni, distin-
guished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Eugene C. Zinni of North Tonawanda, New York, passed away on
February 25, 2016, at the age of 79; and
WHEREAS, Born on May 21, 1936, in North Tonawanda, Eugene Zinni was
the son of Joseph and Mary (DeLuca) Zinni; and
WHEREAS, As a young man, Eugene Zinni proudly served his country as a
member of the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957, earning the
Good Conduct Medal; and
WHEREAS, Following the completion of his military service, Eugene
Zinni worked for Niagara County Community College, where he served as
Director of Corporate Training until his retirement in 1996; and
WHEREAS, Well-known in the Western New York community for his passion
for football, Eugene Zinni held the position of Assistant Football Coach
for the Buffalo State Bengals until 2016; he was also passionately
involved in football at the high school, college and semi-pro levels;
and
WHEREAS, Eugene C. Zinni distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; he participated in numerous fundraisers and charity
events, including the Lions All Star Football Classic, and the Zinni
Classic Golf Tournament; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Eugene C. Zinni was a member of the Kensington
Lions Club, the Western New York Football Coaches Association, and the
Western New York Safety Conference, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, Eugene C. Zinni's commitment to excellence, and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents, Eugene C. Zinni is survived by
his wife, Marlene; and their three children, Lauren (Mark), Eugene
(Miho) and Michael (Jerri); as well as his six grandchildren Emily,
Rebecca, Joshua, Tyler, Kaylyn and Michael; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Eugene C. Zinni leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Eugene C. Zinni, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Eugene C. Zinni.

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J4075

Congratulating Syde Zwern upon the occasion of celebrating her 103rd Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Syde Zwern upon the occasion of
celebrating her 103rd Birthday

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, A birthday party, attended by Syde Zwern's family and
friends, was held at Grace Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in
Great Neck, New York, to celebrate her very special day; and
WHEREAS, Syde Olch was born on December 25, 1912, to Jacob and Celia
Olch, in Queens, New York; and
WHEREAS, In 1942, Syde Olch married Louis Zwern, who passed away in
1986, after 44 years of marriage; the couple raised two daughters,
Jacqueline and Reina, in their home town of Rosedale, New York; and
WHEREAS, Today, Syde Zwern is the loving grandmother of six grandchil-
dren and six great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Syde Zwern is an avid reader of THE NEW YORK TIMES and stays
busy by attending activities and enjoying the entertainment of her
friends at Grace Place; in addition, she participates in weekly
discussion groups and assists in the Doer's Club, a club which raises
money for outside charities as well as other residents in need; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished woman has experienced the incredible joys
and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina
and courage to savor a full life; and
WHEREAS, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Syde Zwern upon the occasion of celebrating her 103rd
Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Syde Zwern.

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Law Section:
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J4074

Congratulating the Manhasset High School Marching Band upon the occasion of winning the 2015 New York State Marching Band Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Manhasset High School Marching
Band upon the occasion of winning the 2015 New York State Marching Band
Championship

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those dedicated and distinguished teams that are committed to
the pursuit of excellence, bringing great pride to the citizens of New
York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late the Manhasset High School Marching Band upon the occasion of
winning the 2015 New York State Marching Band Championship; and
WHEREAS, The Manhasset High School Marching Band captured its seventh
consecutive New York State Marching Band Championship with a first place
score of 81.75 in the Group 1A Competition on Sunday, October 18, 2015,
at the Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Manhasset High School Marching Band was
recipient of awards for best percussion, music, visual effect, color
guard, and overall effect; and
WHEREAS, Featuring musical selections from "Star Wars," the members of
this outstanding group of performers displayed numerous complex marching
routines, including an outstanding finale involving the Color Guard and
a drum major; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous direction of Randy Knudsen, Director of
Bands, the Manhasset High School Marching Band has participated in the
USBands competition circuit for more than 14 years, winning the New York
State Championship seven times; and
WHEREAS, In addition to Director, Randy Knudsen, the band was
supported and mentored by Assistant Director, Mr. VanBoxel; Instructor,
Mr. Minaya, and Color Guard Instructor, Mrs. Baskin; and
WHEREAS, It should be further noted that excellence in field band is
possible only through vigorous practice and discipline, habits that will
guide these young musicians to a lifetime of success in the musical
field or other career fields; and
WHEREAS, It is known that dedicated and distinguished teams, such as
the Manhasset High School Marching Band, cannot achieve the highest
standards of success without the support of those who devote countless
hours of their time to the marching band; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the members of the Manhasset High School Marching Band; its
members: Alycia Abdur-Rashid, Lumin Abdur-Rashid, Troy Beattie, Kellyann
Bock, Charlese Caldwell, Jeffrey Chin, Fred Chu, Andrew Comerford, Grace
D'Ariano, Emma Fleishman, Joseph Gabriele, Calvin He, Mia Krishnamurthy,
Serene Lee, Stephen Lee, Michelle Marcisak, Kevin McAleer, John Messina,
Brian Morrissey, Brian Murray, Amanda Naccarato, John Palmadessa,
Matthew Palmadessa, William Peng, Harry Petropoulos, Michael Polis,
Elizabeth Rutkovsky, Sung Won Seo, Rachel Sloan, Adam Smotkin, Joseph
Yoo, and Christine Yoo; all of who positively represent their school,
who are role models to their classmates, who exemplify the marching
band's goal of continued excellence, and who have brought great pride to
their community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Randy Knudsen, Director of Bands, Mr. VanBoxel, Assistant
Director, Mr. Minaya, Instructor, and Mrs. Baskin, Color Guard Instruc-
tor, as well as the members of the Manhasset High School Marching Band.

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