NO. R-174. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING SNOWBOARDING OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST, ROSS POWERS.
Offered by: Representative Coleman of Londonderry.
Whereas, 19 year-old Ross Powers, of South Londonderry, snowboarded into winter sports history when he captured the prestigious Bronze Medal at the first ever Olympic Halfpipe Competition at the 18th Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and
Whereas, Ross's preparation for this momentous athletic accomplishment started when he first strapped on a snowboard at Bromley Mountain, and
Whereas, determined to become as proficient and swift as possible on his chosen device of winter propulsion, Ross enrolled in the first snowboarding class at the world renowned Stratton Mountain School, and
Whereas, during his school years, Ross vastly improved his snowboarding speed, style and grace, impressing many an observer, both at Stratton and far beyond, and
Whereas, as an 11th grader, Ross demonstrated his snowboarding prowess on the international stage as he won the World Cup Halfpipe Competition, and
Whereas, despite his increasing notoriety, Ross has remained very modest about his success on the slopes, and
Whereas, as Ross journeyed across the sea to Japan, he had great hopes of success, and
Whereas, Ross has brought great joy to the students, faculty and alumni of the Stratton Mountain School as his alma mater's first Olympic medal winner in any sport, and
Whereas, in the years ahead, Ross will continue to thrill his many fans as a member of the Stratton Pro Team, and
Whereas, both his mother, Nancy and his brother, Trevor are extremely proud of Ross's stunning success, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly is proud to congratulate Ross Powers on being awarded the first Olympic Bronze Medal in halfpipe snowboarding, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to
Ross Powers and to Stratton Mountain School Headmaster, Christopher Kaltsas.