NO. R-123.  House concurrent resolution honoring Terrance Evarts of Waltham as the Vermont recipient of the National Distinguished Principals Award for Elementary School Principals.

(H.C.R.76)

Offered by:  Representatives Sharpe of Bristol, Clark of Vergennes, Fisher of Lincoln and Houston of Ferrisburgh.

Offered by:  Senator Ayer of Addison County and Senator Gossens of Addison County

Whereas, each year, one elementary school principal in every state is honored as the recipient of the National Distinguished Principals Award for Elementary School Principals, and

Whereas, in 2002, Terrance Evarts, whose remarkable 35‑year tenure as supervising principal of the Bristol Elementary School has consisted of many outstanding educational accomplishments, was deservedly honored as the Vermont recipient of this special recognition, and

Whereas, he was educated in Vermont, having graduated from the Beeman Academy in New Haven and subsequently earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Vermont, and

Whereas, Terrance Evarts has been a leader in many professional organizations, including the Vermont Principals Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, and

Whereas, the Addison Northeast School District has twice, in 1991 and in 2002, named him as the recipient of its District Education Recognition Award, and

Whereas, he has been an Addison County 4-H leader and a member of the University of Vermont’s Advisory Board for Extension Services in Addison County, and

Whereas, his public service has extended far beyond the classrooms of Bristol Elementary School as he has served the town of Waltham as the municipality’s representative to the Vergennes Union High School Board, as a lister, planning commission and zoning board member, a selectboard member and a justice of the peace, and

Whereas, his youthful roots as a farmer remain a fundamental part of his life, and

Whereas, he and his wife of over 40 years, Lucille, are the proud parents of four daughters and one son and have two grandsons, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Terrance Evarts on his designation as the 2002 Vermont recipient of the National Distinguished Principals Award for Elementary School Principals, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Terrance Evarts in Waltham.