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NO. R-277.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the Vermont high schools honored in the 2007 U.S. News & World Report rankings.


Offered by:  Representatives Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Anderson of Montpelier, Ancel of Calais, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Browning of Arlington, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of Vergennes, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Emmons of Springfield, French of Randolph, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Hutchinson of Randolph, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Larrabee of Danville, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lorber of Burlington, Malcolm of Pawlet, Martin of Springfield, McDonald of Berlin, Minter of Waterbury, Mook of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Myers of Essex, Nuovo of Middlebury, Oxholm of Vergennes, Peltz of Woodbury, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Scheuermann of Stowe, Spengler of Colchester, Turner of Milton and Weston of Burlington 

Offered by:  Senators Doyle, Cummings, Scott, Bartlett, Coppenrath, Hartwell, Kitchel, MacDonald and Sears

Whereas, U.S. News and World Report magazine recently evaluated the academic programs at approximately 18,000 public high schools throughout the country based on data from the 2005–2006 academic year, and

Whereas, the criteria used in this rigorous and broadly based assessment process were comprehensive, including standardized test scores, the academic performance of low-income students, and college preparedness of the student body, and

Whereas, the magazine ranked the resulting statistical score of each school and awarded the highest ranking high schools gold, silver, and bronze designations, and

Whereas, although no Vermont school was awarded gold status, reserved for the top 100 schools nationally, Montpelier High School proudly earned a silver designation, the next level of recognition, and

Whereas, five Vermont schools—Arlington Memorial High School, Danville School, Hazen Union High School in Hardwick, Randolph Union High School, and the Stowe Middle-High School—were honored as recipients of bronze-level rankings, and

Whereas, the students and faculty at each of these secondary schools are rightfully proud of the academic achievements resulting in these commendatory national rankings, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates each of the Vermont high schools awarded silver or bronze designation in the U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2007 ranking of the nation’s secondary schools, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the principals at each of the Vermont secondary schools cited in this resolution.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont