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NO. R-112. JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE VERMONT SCHOLARS AND FACULTY OF WHITCOMB JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

(J.R.H. 88)

Offered by: Representative Holmes of Bethel.

Whereas, Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School in Bethel, although one of the smaller secondary schools in the state, has a well-deserved reputation for educational excellence, and

Whereas, the academic caliber of a high school's curriculum can be measured by the scholarly accomplishments of individual students, and

Whereas, the Vermont Scholars' Program is a very special award, honoring and providing partial scholarships for outstanding high school seniors who will be entering the University of Vermont, and

Whereas, Vermont Scholars are not only academic achievers but also leading participants in extracurricular activities, and

Whereas, Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School's proud tradition of representation in the Vermont Scholars' Program is being continued in 1999 with the selection of Kathryn Hughes as a scholarship recipient, and

Whereas, she is following in the footsteps of Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School alumni Ryan Andrews from the class of 1998 and Kylie Daniels, Roman Stanchak and SuAnn Taplin from the class of 1997, and

Whereas, this third consecutive year of Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School's representation in the Vermont Scholars' Program reflects the faculty's dedication to enabling students to achieve their maximum academic potential, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Kathryn Hughes on being named a 1999 Vermont Scholar, and the faculty of Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School for its continuing effort to promote scholarly achievement, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to William Elberty, principal of Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School, and to Kathryn Hughes.