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NO. R-272.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Tomomi Shimabukuro on her designation as the 2005 Capital Division’s girl basketball player of the year.


Offered by:  Representatives French of Randolph and Hutchinson of Randolph.

Offered by:  Senator MacDonald of Orange District.

Whereas, the international popularity of basketball was proven this school year at Randolph Union High School, and

Whereas, the school served as the academic and interscholastic host for Tomomi (Tomo) Shimabukuro, an AFS international exchange student from Ginowan City, on the island of Okinawa in Japan, and

Whereas, after traveling across the Pacific to spend the 11th grade in Vermont, she decided that playing basketball on her adopted school’s team would be part of her American experience, and

Whereas, Tomo Shimabukuro’s entry onto the team’s roster proved to be a decisive factor in the Galloping Ghosts’ 2004-2005 on‑court play, and

Whereas, although basketball players are often tall, swiftness and skill are also of great importance as this five‑foot, six‑inch player proved to the delight of the Galloping Ghosts’ fans, and

Whereas, Tomo Shimabukuro averaged 15 points and 10 assists per game, and

Whereas, her superb command of the ball helped propel her team to the divisional playoffs at the Barre Auditorium, and

Whereas, in recognition of Tomo Shimabukuro’s outstanding performance, both in regular season play and during the playoffs, she was named the 2005 Capital Division’s 2005 girl basketball player of the year, and

Whereas, aside from her talented dribbling and shooting on the basketball court, she was an active member of her class and served as a great intercultural youth ambassador, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: 

That the General Assembly congratulates Tomomi (Tomo) Shimabukuro on her designation as the 2005 Capital Division’s girl basketball player of the year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Tomo Shimabukuro at Randolph Union High School.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont