J3376

Congratulating the Chenango Forks High School Varsity Football Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2015 New York State Class C C...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Chenango Forks High School
Varsity Football Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2015 New York
State Class C Championship

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, The Chenango Forks High School Varsity Football Team captured
the 2015 New York State Class C Championship with an impressive 42-7
triumph over Greenwich High School on Friday, November 27, 2015, at the
Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York; and
WHEREAS, With this victory, the Chenango Forks Blue Devils have
achieved their third consecutive Class C title and their fifth champion-
ship in school history, while also setting a new state record with 26
tournament victories; and
WHEREAS, One of the top-ranked teams in New York State, the Blue
Devils outscored their opponents by a combined score of 212-52 in five
playoff games, closing their season with an 11 game winning streak;
furthermore, the team has accomplished four consecutive seasons with
only one loss, and compiled a remarkable 47 victories over this span;
and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coaches Dave Hogan, Kelsey Green, Dave Chickano-
sky and Mike Curtis, skilled and inspirational tutors, respected for
their ability to develop potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 12-1 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the 2015 Chenango Forks High School Varsity
Football Team, from the opening game of the season, to participation in
the state championship, were a brotherhood of athletic ability, of good
sportsmanship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these
team players are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school and community; and
WHEREAS, Coaches Dave Hogan, Kelsey Green, Dave Chickanosky and Mike
Curtis have done a superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring the team
members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and these outstanding athletes, coaches, and staff 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 2015 Chenango Forks High School Varsity Football Team;
its members: Tony Silvanic, Dan Crowningshield, Kris Borelli, Dylan
Frey, Cody Bogue, Hanna Layton, Seth Bush, Ethan Daye, Dylan Studer, Tim
McDonald, L.J. Watson, Cody Lamond, Michael Riggin, Collin Topa, Jake
Osterhout, Nick Hutchinson, Tiernen Joseph, Paul Liddle, Jared Maslin,
Zach Ostrander, Vince Tiesi, Jacob Flynn, Eric Guernsey, Ryan Ehrets,
David Chochishvili, Dustin Gould, Brandin Paulhamus, Chris Polhamus,
Joseph Aldrich, Trevor Borchardt, Jacob Krupp; Coaches Dave Hogan,

Kelsey Green, Dave Chickanosky and Mike Curtis; Ball Boys David Hogan,
Alex Mauer, Lucas Scott, and Hunter Gibbore; and Stat Girls Meira Hogan,
Lynnsey Osterhout, Emma Haley and Ava Hudak, on their championship
season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the 2015 Chenango Forks High School Varsity Football Team and
the aforementioned coaches and staff.

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J3375

Mourning the death of Audrey M. France, renowned public servant, distinguished citizen, and devoted member of her community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Audrey M. France, renowned
public servant, distinguished citizen, and devoted member of her commu-
nity

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to mourn publicly the
death of certain prominent individuals whose valued contributions to
their community and their profession served to enhance the quality of
life in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Audrey M. France of Port Crane, New York, died on Tuesday,
November 24, 2015, at the age of 72; and
WHEREAS, One of three children born to Dorothy and Ernie Youngs,
Audrey M. France grew up working in her father's landmark store in Port
Crane, a small hub of emergency response with four telephones, two radio
transmitters, two radio receivers and a Binghamton police radio monitor;
and
WHEREAS, Shortly after the death of Audrey's father in 1981, the coun-
ty took over dispatch operations and a year later, hired Audrey to work
in fire control operations where she was a source of advice and good
spirits to her coworkers; and
WHEREAS, As a dispatcher for Broome County Fire and EMS for 23 years,
Audrey M. France was attentive and sensitive especially in a stressful
job such as emergency response when calls can be nonstop throughout the
day; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, this esteemed woman showed great attention to
the police officers and firefighters she assisted, as well as caring for
the public who sought her help in an emergency; and
WHEREAS, Affectionately known as "Mom", Audrey M. France easily fell
into that familiar role to her younger colleagues, always giving gifts
and sharing the fruits of her labors; and
WHEREAS, Audrey M. France shared a love of knitting and crocheting
with her friends and always kept a number of cotton dish cloths on hand
so that she had a gift to bring with her anytime she visited someone;
and
WHEREAS, It was Audrey M. France's delicious cooking that unified all
of her friends and family, especially her homemade macaroni and cheese
which was said to be the "best mac and cheese in the Western world"; and
WHEREAS, Audrey M. France and her late husband, Bill, were an instru-
mental force in charity car shows and members of the Cruisin Buddies Car
Club, owning a red 1967 Dodge Charger that their son, Kevin, had
restored; and
WHEREAS, Audrey M. France lived her life believing one must be know-
ledgeable about their past, active in their present and concerned and
willing to work for their future; her passion for the community will
truly be missed by all those who were lucky enough to know her; and
WHEREAS, Audrey M. France was sincerely loved and greatly respected by
all those with whom she worked; committed to her community, the people
she represented, her State, and her Nation, she served her public with
dignity, dedication and incisive wisdom; and
WHEREAS, Over a long and meritorious life of service on behalf of
others, Audrey M. France was a woman of action, of integrity, and of
commitment, whose true compassion was generously given to all who knew
her; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by her parents, Audrey M. France is survived by
her sons, Jeffrey (Perpetua Megwa) France and Kevin (Tammy) France; and
several grandchildren, Shannon and Evan Buschbacher, Melanie and Joseph
Garite, Stephen O'Neil and Matthew France; as well as her great-grand-
son, Logan Garite; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Audrey M. France leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Audrey M. France, renowned public servant, distin-
guished citizen, and devoted member of her community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Audrey M. France.

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  • 26 / Jan / 2016
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Law Section:
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J3374

Congratulating the Wheatley High School Girls Soccer Team upon the occasion of winning the Nassau County Class B Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Wheatley High School Girls
Soccer Team upon the occasion of winning the Nassau County Class B Cham-
pionship

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, 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, The Wheatley High School Girls Soccer Team tied Carle Place,
2-2 to become Nassau County Class B co-champions; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coaches Paul Paino and Michelle Santoro, skilled
and inspirational tutors, respected for their ability to develop poten-
tial into excellence; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 11-2, including a stellar 9-1
conference record, is outstanding, and the team members were loyally and
enthusiastically supported by family, fans, friends and the community at
large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Wheatley High School Girls Soccer Team,
from the opening game of the season to participation in the champion-
ship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship, of
honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players are
second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coaches Paul Paino and Michelle Santoro have done a superb
job in guiding, molding and inspiring the team members toward their
goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of cooperation, pride
and accomplishment, and Coaches Paul Paino and Michelle Santoro and
these outstanding athletes have clearly made a contribution to the spir-
it 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 Wheatley High School Girls Soccer Team; its members:
Crystal Barroca, Rachel Bergsohn, Tiffany Bernot, Joy Bestourous, Alana
Conroy, Nicole Hetzel, Rebecca Khorsandi, Allison LaMonica, Brianna
O'Brien, Sydney Silverman, Micki Wain, Kayla Barroca, Adena Bernot,
Rebecca Besada, Krista Chen, Lisa DiFore, Gretchen Keller, Stephanie
Klar, Jessie LoBochiaro, Samantha Palazzolo, Samantha Rothstein, and
Hannah Woodward; Coaches Paul Paino and Michelle Santoro; and Trainer
Danielle Rosario, on their outstanding season and overall team record;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Wheatley High School Girls Soccer Team,
Coaches Paul Paino and Michelle Santoro, and Trainer Danielle Rosario.

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  • 26 / Jan / 2016
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J3373

Congratulating the Wheatley High School Girls Volleyball Team upon the occasion of winning the Nassau County Class C Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Wheatley High School Girls
Volleyball Team upon the occasion of winning the Nassau County Class C
Championship

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, 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, The Wheatley High School Girls Volleyball Team captured their
first Nassau County Class C title in school history with an impressive
25-16, 25-13, 28-26 triumph over Carle Place on Tuesday, November 10,
2015; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coaches Tom Greeley and Julia Donovan, skilled
and inspirational tutors, respected for their ability to develop poten-
tial into excellence; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 11-2, including a stellar 9-1
conference record, is outstanding, and the team members were loyally and
enthusiastically supported by family, fans, friends and the community at
large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Wheatley High School Girls Volleyball
Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the cham-
pionship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship,
of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players are
second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coaches Tom Greeley and Julia Donovan have done a superb job
in guiding, molding and inspiring the team members toward their goals;
and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of cooperation, pride
and accomplishment, and Coaches Tom Greeley and Julia Donovan and these
outstanding athletes 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 Wheatley High School Girls Volleyball Team; its
members: Kayla Bellan, Samantha Cummings, Sarah Graffigna, Jessica
Hastings, Lindsay LoBocciaro, Shannon McLean, Marisa Rios, Olivia Suppa,
Sabrina Cangemi, Kathryn Feil, Nirel Gidanian, Alexa Kamberg, Cara
Mattioli, Raffaela Pamieri, Jamie Ryan; Coaches Tom Greeley and Julia
Donovan; and Trainer Danielle Rosario, on their outstanding season and
overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Wheatley High School Girls Volleyball
Team, Coaches Tom Greeley and Julia Donovan, and Trainer Danielle Rosar-
io.

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  • 26 / Jan / 2016
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J3372

Commending Vito DiTrapani upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Small Businessperson of the Year by Roslyn Chamber of Commerce

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Vito DiTrapani upon the occasion of
being named the 2015 Small Businessperson of the Year by the Roslyn
Chamber of Commerce on October 23, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those individuals who substantially contribute to the
economic vitality of their communities and the entire Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Vito DiTrapani upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Small Busines-
sperson of the Year by the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce celebrated at the
Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce's 31st Annual Small Businessper-
son of the Year Ceremony on Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Crest
Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Roslyn Chamber of Commerce strives to promote a strong
local economy, provide opportunities for relationship building, and
deliver programs to help business grow, as well as enhance commerce
through community stewardship; and
WHEREAS, The Roslyn Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business
leaders who work to improve their community and the areas business
climate; and
WHEREAS, The Roslyn Chamber of Commerce strengthens the community by
identifying needs, problems and opportunities; its members then develop
programs to solve problems and satisfy the needs, bringing about a heal-
thier climate in which business and the communities grow and prosper;
and
WHEREAS, An enthusiastic and valuable member of the Roslyn Chamber of
Commerce, Vito DiTrapani serves on its Board of Directors; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Vito DiTrapani works as a representative for
National Energy Connection in helping people utilize solar energy tech-
nology for their homes; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Vito DiTrapani upon the occasion of being named the 2015 Small
Businessperson of the Year by the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce on October
23, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Vito DiTrapani.

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J3371

Congratulating the Roslyn High School Marching Band upon the occasion of winning the 2015 Small Schools Class 3 New York State March...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Roslyn High School Marching
Band upon the occasion of winning the 2015 Small Schools Class 3 New
York State Marching Band Championship

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the dedi-
cation and commitment of our young people who distinguish themselves
through excellence in musical competition; and
WHEREAS, Music competition provides an opportunity for students to
exhibit their practical skills to an audience, thereby giving them a
sense of pride in their hard work and efforts; 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 Roslyn High School Marching Band upon the occasion of winning
the 2015 Small Schools Class 3 New York State Field Band Conference
Championship; and
WHEREAS, Known as the Bulldogs, the Roslyn High School Marching Band
traveled to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, on Sunday, November
1, 2015, to capture the championship; and
WHEREAS, The competition included more than 50 high schools from three
states; each band performed a seven to ten minute show for a panel of 10
judges, and was evaluated on its musical and visual presentation; and
WHEREAS, When it was time to perform, each and every member of the
Roslyn High School Marching Band had in mind the goal of representing
themselves, their school and their community by performing with the
highest standard of excellence; and
WHEREAS, The 2015 Roslyn High School Marching Band faced stiff compe-
tition from 12 other schools in their class to win the Championship; and
WHEREAS, The musical arrangement performed by the Roslyn High School
Marching Band was titled, "Quidam", in which the Bulldogs impressed the
judges and scored an 81.7 to edge out the marching band from Division
Avenue High School; and
WHEREAS, The Marching Bulldogs were honored at a ceremony in the
Roslyn High School cafeteria; each member of the band received a certif-
icate and a T-shirt, and congratulations were offered from Superinten-
dent Gerard Dempsey and many other school and town officials; and
WHEREAS, No marching band can succeed without outstanding talent
throughout its entire roster; such was the case for the 2015 Roslyn High
School Marching Band whose members include: Erica Landesberg, Megha
Schmalzle, Sarah Carbonaro, Kellie Hon, Alyssa Rust, Hanna Choi, Keith
Dusling, Kelly Frank, Sanaria Gim, Jayna Kurlender, Charlotte Trezza,
Megan Tsao, Esther Wang, Adam Chin, Lauren Christenson, Marcus Edel-
stein, James Hon, Jillian Klener, Priscilla Lee, Rebecca Samet, Jimin
Son, Jamie Clark, Max Garfinkel, Evan Gomez, Ryan Gomez, Benjamin
Heller, Jerry Hu, Kazuki Neo, Kion Noori, Josh Rashbaum, Vincent Yao,
Behnam Ardebili, Joshua Fried, Nicholas Furci, Thomas Vincent, Mackenzie
Liotta, Mark Kashani, Ryan Kim, Josh Kuperman, Max Nussbaum, Amy Pinchi-
aroli, Brandon Ross, Michael Sun, Darren Wang, Jason Wu, Madeline
Fitterman, Kamyar Ghiam, Mason Huckins, Mark Russ, Ryan Bichoupan, Liron
Fedida, Leor Lavi, Matthew Sideris, Hannah Werner, Gabriel Corzo, Dan
Friedfeld-Gebaide, Keanu Moarefi, Kevin Chen, Harvey Mei, Jonathan Lin,
Jeffrey Yi, Josh Levenstein, Dean Oken, Jeremy Antenberg, Zachary Mill-
er, Alyssa Neo, Ryan Chen, Young Kang, John Kim, Griffin Berkenfeld,
Matthew Bloom, Kevin Chang, Preston Cucuzza, Alex Liu, Maggie Ren,
Arielle Waxman, Dylan Sapienza, Benjamin Chalup, Izzy Friedfeld-Gebaide,
Josh Harwood, Sam Kurlender, Chris Liotta, Sami Pye, Seyi Rufai, Jared
Samet, Henry Weinstock, Donna Arzanipour, Maya Behiri, Anna Chen, Patty
Inroon, Elana Kriegel, Tawny Sit, Alexandra Tsolis, Avni Amin, Anna

Ben-Levy, Andie Chapman, Evelyn Chavez, Phoebe Cox, Helayne Drell, Ellie
Eisenberg, Ariel Harwood, Sam Januszewski, Jaime Kashani, Jenifer Kurtz,
Sadie Lichaa, Ciara Murray, Jessica Novick, Marilyn Pesantez, Jordan
Resnick, Eunjee Song, Nicole Turetsky and Annie Werner; 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, The Roslyn High School Marching Band's achievements stand as
a proud testament to the leadership of Band Director Pat Patterson, the
hard work of its members and the dedication of its parents, teachers,
administration and community-at-large, illustrating the spirit of excel-
lence and achievement which is Roslyn High School's hallmark and tradi-
tion; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the members of the Roslyn High School Marching Band, who positive-
ly 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 Pat Patterson, Director of the Roslyn High School Marching
Band, and Gerard Dempsey, Superintendent, Roslyn High School.

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Law Section:
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J3370

Commending Andrew Jacobson upon the occasion of his selection as a member of the All-National Honor Ensembles on October 25-28, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Andrew Jacobson upon the occasion of
his selection as a member of the All-National Honor Ensembles on October
25-28, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
those young people within our midst whose nationally acclaimed accom-
plishments bring pride to their families, their communities, and to the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Each young musician in our schools is deserving of his or her
own recognition and spotlight, for their remarkable commitment and hours
of practice in perfecting their musical abilities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Andrew Jacobson upon the occasion of his selection as a member of the
All-National Honor Ensembles, held in Nashville, Tennessee, on October
25-28, 2015; and
WHEREAS, A Senior at Herricks High School, Roslyn, New York, Andrew
Jacobson is honored to be accepted to the All-National Honor Ensembles,
sponsored by the National Association for Music Education; this talented
musician plays several instruments including alto saxophone, tenor saxo-
phone and baritone; and
WHEREAS, Andrew Jacobson began his musical journey in third grade, and
has earned a long list of musical achievements; he has performed in
numerous All-County ensembles, and was an alternate for the All-State
Ensemble; and State School Music Association's All-State Ensemble; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Andrew Jacobson, an
exceptional musician, recognizing the value of his dedication to his
art, and the promise of his future; and
WHEREAS, Music study is most worthy of being encouraged and promoted,
as it provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their skills to an
audience, thereby giving them self-esteem to last a lifetime; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Andrew Jacobson upon the occasion of his selection as a member
of the All-National Honor Ensembles on October 25-28, 2015; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andrew Jacobson.

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  • 26 / Jan / 2016
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J3369

Commending Mikayla Chan upon the occasion of her acceptance as a member of the Music for All National Festival Honor Band on March 1...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Mikayla Chan upon the occasion of her
acceptance as a member of the Music for All National Festival Honor Band
on March 10-12, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
those young people within our midst whose nationally acclaimed accom-
plishments bring pride to their families, their communities, and to the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Each young musician in our schools is deserving of his or her
own recognition and spotlight, for their remarkable commitment and hours
of practice in perfecting their musical abilities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Mikayla Chan upon the occasion of her acceptance as a member of the
Music for All National Festival Honor Band, to be held in Indianapolis,
Indiana, on March 10-12, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Music for All strives to create, provide and expand positive-
ly life-changing experiences through music for everyone; this vital
organization believes that music and arts education is a core to
students' education and must be available to all students; and
WHEREAS, The non-competitive atmosphere of the Music for All National
Festival provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement and
mutual respect among music programs, students, parents, boosters and
administrators; there are no ratings or rankings so directors and their
ensembles are free to stretch themselves, reach for new heights, and
strive for innovation, growth and excellence, instead of focusing on a
rating or placing; and
WHEREAS, A Sophomore at Herricks High School, Roslyn, New York, Mikay-
la Chan is honored to be accepted to this nationally-renowned band; a
violinist, she will rehearse with other talented students from around
the country under acclaimed conductors Richard Floyd, Director of the
Austin Symphonic Band, and Larry Livingston, a Professor at the Univer-
sity of Southern California's Thornton School of Music; and
WHEREAS, In addition, she will have the opportunity to rehearse with
members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Thea-
tre; and
WHEREAS, Prior to being chosen to this prestigious group, Mikayla Chan
submitted a video of herself playing two contrasting pieces up to six
minutes in total; conservatory teachers judge their entries against
others from around the country; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Mikayla Chan, an
exceptional musician, recognizing the value of her dedication to her
art, and the promise of her future; and
WHEREAS, Music study is most worthy of being encouraged and promoted,
as it provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their skills to an
audience, thereby giving them self-esteem to last a lifetime; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Mikayla Chan upon the occasion of her acceptance as a member of
the Music for All National Festival Honor Band on March 10-12, 2016; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mikayla Chan.

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Law Section:
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J3368

Commending Adam Cordero upon the occasion of his acceptance as a member of the Music for All National Festival Honor Band on March 1...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Adam Cordero upon the occasion of his
acceptance as a member of the Music for All National Festival Honor Band
from March 10-12, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
those young people within our midst whose nationally acclaimed accom-
plishments bring pride to their families, their communities, and to the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Each young musician in our schools is deserving of his or her
own recognition and spotlight, for their remarkable commitment and hours
of practice in perfecting their musical abilities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Adam Cordero upon the occasion of his acceptance as a member of the
Music for All National Festival Honor Band, to be held in Indianapolis,
Indiana, from March 10-12, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Music for All strives to create, provide and expand positive-
ly life-changing experiences through music for everyone; this vital
organization believes that music and arts education is a core to
students' education and must be available to all students; and
WHEREAS, The non-competitive atmosphere of the Music for All National
Festival provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement and
mutual respect among music programs, students, parents, boosters and
administrators; there are no ratings or rankings so directors and their
ensembles are free to stretch themselves, reach for new heights, and
strive for innovation, growth and excellence, instead of focusing on a
rating or placing; and
WHEREAS, A Junior at Herricks High School, Roslyn, New York, Adam
Cordero is honored to be accepted to this nationally-renowned band; a
woodwind player, he will rehearse with other talented students from
around the country under acclaimed conductors Richard Floyd, Director of
the Austin Symphonic Band, and Larry Livingston, a Professor at the
University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music; and
WHEREAS, In addition, he will have the opportunity to rehearse with
members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Thea-
tre; and
WHEREAS, Prior to be chosen to this prestigious group, Adam Cordero
submitted a video of himself playing two contrasting pieces up to six
minutes in total; conservatory teachers judge their entries against
others from around the country; and
WHEREAS, Adam Cordero has performed in numerous All-County ensembles,
and in December of 2015, he played in the New York State School Music
Association's All-State Ensemble; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Adam Cordero, an
exceptional musician, recognizing the value of his dedication to his
art, and the promise of his future; and
WHEREAS, Music study is most worthy of being encouraged and promoted,
as it provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their skills to an
audience, thereby giving them self-esteem to last a lifetime; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Adam Cordero upon the occasion of his acceptance as a member of
the Music for All National Festival Honor Band from March 10-12, 2016;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Adam Cordero.

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    • ADOPTED

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J3367

Commending Schreiber High School students as members of the 2015 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Winter C...

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J3367


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Schreiber High School students Jona-
than Kobrinsky, Jordan Lerner, Andrew Lu, and Soobin Seo upon the occa-
sion of their selection as members of the 2015 New York State School
Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Winter Conference

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
those young people within our midst whose nationally acclaimed accom-
plishments bring pride to their families, their communities, and to the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Each young musician in our schools is deserving of his or her
own recognition and spotlight, for their remarkable commitment and hours
of practice in perfecting their musical abilities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Schreiber High School students Jonathan Kobrinsky, Jordan Lerner, Andrew
Lu, and Soobin Seo upon the occasion of their selection as members of
the 2015 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State
Winter Conference held on December 3, 2015, in Rochester, New York; and
WHEREAS, The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is one
of the largest musical organizations in the country; in the spring of
2015, thousands of students auditioned at solo and ensemble festivals
throughout New York State for the honor of performing at the All-State
Winter Conference; and
WHEREAS, Jonathan Kobrinsky was selected as Double Bass Alternate,
String Orchestra; Jordan Lerner, Baritone Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble, and
Alto-Saxophone Alternate, Jazz Ensemble; Andrew Lu, Violin, String
Orchestra; and Soobin Seo, Violin Alternate, String Orchestra; and
WHEREAS, These hard working musicians rehearsed over several hours per
day under the tutelage of world-renowned conductors, culminating in a
spectacular concert at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York; and
WHEREAS, Music competition provides an opportunity for students to
exhibit their practical skills to an audience, thereby giving them a
sense of pride in their hard work and efforts; and
WHEREAS, Jonathan Kobrinsky, Jordan Lerner, Andrew Lu, and Soobin Seo
exemplify the best potential which is inherent in our most precious
resource, our youth; they have brought enduring honor to their families,
their school, and their community through their achievements; and
WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, these
artists now stand honorably, with just pride in their accomplishments,
and in eager anticipation of future challenges, understanding and appre-
ciating the caring counsel and support provided by their teachers,
mentors, and parents; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Schreiber High School students Jonathan Kobrinsky, Jordan
Lerner, Andrew Lu, and Soobin Seo upon the occasion of their selection
as members of the 2015 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA)
All-State Winter Conference; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jonathan Kobrinsky, Jordan Lerner, Andrew Lu, and Soobin Seo.

actions

  • 19 / Jan / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 26 / Jan / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 26 / Jan / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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