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NO. R-312.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Frank Pecora on being named a St. Michael’s College unsung hero.


Offered by:  Representatives Donahue of Northfield and Grad of Moretown

Offered by:  Senator Cummings, Doyle and Scott

Whereas, St. Michael’s College in Colchester recently named 38 unsung high school faculty members from throughout New England as unsung heroes, and

Whereas, these teachers, coaches, and administrators were honored for their continuing commitment and contribution to secondary education and their impact on students’ academic and personal development, and

Whereas, the college described these high school faculty as “heroic teachers who truly made a difference in students’ lives and inspired them to pursue higher education,” and

Whereas, the honorees were selected from the nominations that St. Michael’s students submitted for consideration, and

Whereas, one of the St. Michael’s students, Jeffrey Dukette, a Northfield High School graduate, nominated Frank Pecora, whose multiple roles at Northfield High School reflect the broad training and personal flexibility required of faculty members at small high schools, and

Whereas, Frank Pecora is not only Northfield High School’s outstanding assistant principal, but he also serves as a teacher, as the school’s athletic director, and as a baseball coach, and

Whereas, in nominating Frank Pecora, Jeffery Dukette described him as a person who “was always there for me throughout high school in both an academic sense and as a friend,” and as an individual who “did everything he could to make sure I wasn’t having any problems,” and

Whereas, St. Michael’s College created the unsung hero project in the belief that teachers, just as firefighters or police officers, are unsung heroes who do not receive sufficient recognition and praise for their daily heroic deeds, and

Whereas, Frank Pecora of Northfield High School is highly respected in the community, and he is, by any measure of evaluation, a worthy recipient of this special honor, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Frank Pecora on being named a St. Michael’s College unsung hero, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Frank Pecora at Northfield High School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont