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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, april 5, 2007
CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice under Joint Rule 16

     The following joint concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the Senate and House and will be adopted automatically unless a Senator or Representative requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling,

S.C.R. 14.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Rice Memorial High School Green Knights Division I boys' basketball championship team.

Whereas, the 2007 Division I state championship boys’ basketball game pitted Vermont’s two top teams, the first-seeded Burlington High School Seahorses and the second-seeded Rice Memorial High School Green Knights of South Burlington, in an exciting showdown at Patrick Gymnasium on the University of Vermont campus, and

Whereas, when the initial tip-off signaled the game’s start, the Green Knights set a fast scoring pace, concluding the first quarter with a 10-5 lead, and

Whereas, although Rice proved even more formidable against Burlington in the second quarter, achieving a 22-16 advantage at halftime, the Seahorses recognized this lead was still subject to challenge, and

Whereas, during the second half, Burlington’s Tyrone Conley ignited on the floor to score 11 consecutive points, including three three-pointers, and

Whereas, although this offensive surge gave the Seahorses a momentary lead, the Green Knights regrouped nicely with the defensive play of Josh Danis contributing a significant element to defusing Burlington’s scoring spree, and

Whereas, in the fourth quarter’s last and pivotal moments, Rice scored the evening’s final four points, emerged victorious with a 40-37 win, and took home the 2007 Division I championship, and

Whereas, the hard-working and determined Green Knights of Rice, including Patrick Ittleman, Cody Rice, Kevin Gamache, Josh Danis, Marcus Dutkiewicz, Gael Shungu, Jonathan Goldberg, David Gagne, Joey O’Brien, Connor McCormick, Mike McCormick, Patrick Bergmann and Ben Gagne, demonstrated that perseverance and patience on the hardwood floor can indeed lead to victory, and

Whereas, head coach Paul Pecor and his great assistant coaches Derek Trono, Joe Gamache, Leo Besaw and Jon Rock wisely counseled their team on the game’s strategic subtleties, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Rice Memorial High School Green Knights Division I boys’ basketball championship team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Paul Pecor at Rice Memorial High School.

   By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling,

     By Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex and Myers of Essex,

S.C.R. 15.

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School Hornets Division I championship girls' ice hockey team.

Whereas, the 2006–2007 Essex High School Hornets girls’ ice hockey team impressed its fans with an exciting caliber of play, and

Whereas, after finishing the regular season’s competition, the Hornets earned the third seed in the Division I championship tournament, and

Whereas, after proving their potential in each successive round of competition, the Essex skaters traveled to the Kreitzberg Arena at Norwich University to face-off against the legendary BFA St. Albans Comets, the six‑time Division I champions, and

Whereas, the fame and reputation that is associated with the Comets’ girls ice hockey program did not deter the Hornets’ drive to become the new Division I title holders and conclude BFA St. Albans six-season hold on the divisional title, and

Whereas, after the two teams played to a scoreless first period tie, the evening’s first goal was scored when the Hornets’ Chelsea Owen, with an assist from teammate Brittany Peduzzi, put Essex ahead 1–0, and

Whereas, the point margin between the two schools proved temporary as just over a minute later, Essex’s Jorie Farnsworth directed the puck to Kayla Gibbons for a backhander goal, and

Whereas, although the Comets rebounded when they sent the puck into the net with 6:36 remaining to play in the final period, Essex’s Ashley McLaren put any hopes of victory beyond reach for BFA St. Albans with a power play goal approximately four minutes later, and

Whereas, Essex’s 3–1 Division I championship victory over BFA St. Albans and overall 18–5 season record resulted from the work of each Hornet player, including Emily Doulliard, Jessica Turner, Cassi Miller, Jorie Farnsworth, Chelsea Farnham, Keela Gendron, Chelsea Normand, Lindsay Norris, Carrie Smallwood, Julie Pearl, Sarah Smallwood, Brittany Peduzzi, Julia Jenko, Chelsea Owen, Lauren Cabanaw, Jessica Desorcie, Kayla Gibbons, Hannah Fulchino, Hilary Keithcart, Ashley McLaren and Ricci Celia, and

Whereas, coach John Maddalena and assistant coaches Kim Balserus and Brent Farnham deserve credit for their roles in developing this superb hockey team, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Essex High School Hornets Division I championship girls’ ice hockey team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to John Maddalena at Essex High School.

   By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling,

     By Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex and Myers of Essex,

S.C.R. 16.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School championship girls' gymnastic team.

Whereas, after winning the state interscholastic gymnastic title in 2006, the Essex High School Hornets returned to the gymnasium floor and equipment, including the vaults, beams and bars, for another year of competitive challenges, and

Whereas, the Hornets once again demonstrated their mastery of all the intricate athletic maneuvers comprising the sport of gymnastics and compiled an impressive regular season tally of 10 victories and no defeats, and

Whereas, on the day of the sport’s seasonal finale, the 23rd Vermont state high school gymnastic meet, the Essex athletes were more than prepared to defend their title, and

Whereas, the Hornets amassed a school-record 140.755 points to win the state championship, and

Whereas, this amazing victory was the result of the combined efforts of well‑trained and highly-conditioned young athletes who captured five of the six top individual point totals, and

Whereas, especially impressive was the performance of Essex 10th grader, Mary Krug, who won her second consecutive individual state championship by winning the vault, beam, bars and floor exercise events, and

Whereas, not far off Mary Krug’s pace was her Hornet teammate, Kimmy Dirmaier, who won second place in three events and third in the vault competition, and

Whereas, all the Essex gymnasts, including Lauren Braunegg, Casey Claude, Kimmy Dirmaier, Alli Greene, Hannah Isham, Katy Krug, Mary Krug, Courtney Lachaussie, Leanne LaPierre, Miranda LaPierre, Rebecca Lee, Samatha Long, Jenna Lorenzini, Courtney McMahon, Simone Mendes, Laura Ray, Katie Roberge and Lori Weischedel, deserve recognition for their athletic accomplishments, and

Whereas, coaches Kara Bissonnette, Emily Kilcoyne and Ashley Godin assisted these fine competitors to reach for the pinnacle of their sport, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Essex High School state championship girls’ gymnastic team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Kara Bissonnette at Essex High School.

   By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling,

     By Representatives Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex and Myers of Essex,

S.C.R. 17.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School Hornets state championship girls' and boys' indoor track and field teams.

Whereas, the 2006–2007 indoor track and field season proved extremely successful for both the girls’ and boys’ teams at Essex High School, and

Whereas, each team displayed speed and agility all of which are important factors in athletic competition as it achieved scores that demonstrated consistent practice, and a positive attitude, and

Whereas, at a meet held on January 13, Hornet Sarah Sherman set a new state high jump record at 5 feet 5 inches, and

Whereas, at the state championship indoor track and field meet held in Norwich on February 10, the Essex High School girls’ team won first place with a team score of 79, which was 33 points more than its nearest competitor, and

Whereas, the members of this excellent group of young track and field athletes consisted of Amanda Abbott, Caitlin Campbell, Leah Conchieri, Cali Cornacchia, Jessica Cota, Laura Daniel, Jenna Delibac, Melisa Dobraca, Heather Francouer, Stephanie Frank, Tonya Frank, Erin Frey, Heather Garner, Maggie Gelinas, Lauren Goodnow, Kelsey Guziak, Shannon Heath, Jessie Ingalls, Kelly Morse, Leah Murdock, Trinh Nguyen, Anna Norcross, Alexandra O’Sullivan, Sam O’Sullivan, Alexis Purdy, Katherine Ramsey, Sarah Sherman, Carly Steffen, Samantha Tavlin, Elizabeth Tobey, Marissa Wells and Shirley Zhou, and

Whereas, the boy Hornets also brought home a 2007 track and field championship title, winning their competition with a total of 117.5 points, more than double the total score of the second place finisher, and

Whereas, the boys’ 4 by 200 relay team of Matt McQueen, Brad Williams, Scott Cayea and Zac Farham-Haskell set a new state record finishing the event in 1 minute and 35.63 seconds, and

Whereas, Hornet Jason Polakowski ran for a new state high hurdles mark at 7.92 seconds, and

Whereas, all the Essex boys’ track and field athletes, including Tucker Auch, Jensen Boden, Justin Bouffard, Matt Breuer, Beau Cameron, Ryan Carroll, Scott Cayea, Jamie Chadurjian, Matt Dabide, Jake Farnham-Haskell, Zac Farnham-Haskell, Addison Fay, Josh Fontaine, Will Fuqua, Crey Hewitt, Ross Kelley, Scott Kelley, Tyler Kent, Jamie Kida, Brandon Kieft, Dan Koch, Sean Maguire, Matt McQueen, Josh Mitchell, John Mullen, Eddie Pantzar, Eddie Peters, Jason Polakowski, Dan Ramsey, Nolan Richard, Chris Root, Adam Sherman, Dustin Slagle, R.J. Stearns, Greg Tyler, Sean Wagoner, Adam Watts, Brad Williams and Jacob Young, are to be commended for their outstanding efforts throughout this year’s indoor track and field season, and

Whereas, the coaching staff of Essex High School’s track and field teams, head coach Jeremy Hammond, and assistant coaches Annah Sullivan and Ken Fontaine, maximized these students’ abilities to excel in the various events, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Essex High School Hornets state championship girls’ and boys’ indoor track and field teams, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jeremy Hammond at Essex High School.

H.C.R.  94

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Danville Indians Division IV championship girls’ basketball team

Offered by:  Representative Larrabee of Danville

Offered by:  Senators Coppenrath and Kitchel

Whereas, the Danville Indians have long been stars in Division IV girls’ basketball competition, having brought the championship title home in 1988, 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2003, and

Whereas, the 2006–2007 season has been one of the Danville’s best in recent years, and

Whereas, the third-seeded Indians’ skill and alertness on the basketball floor enabled Danville to surpass its preliminary round opponents and reach the final game against the fifth-seeded Twinfield Union High School Trojans at the famous Barre Auditorium, and

Whereas, the depth of the athletic talent on the Danville girls’ basketball team was revealed within moments of the opening tip-off as the Indians ignited a powerful offensive drive, leaving them with a 15-2 advantage at the close of the first quarter, and

Whereas, by halftime, Danville’s swift running, accurate shooting, and effective defense tactics had boosted the Indians’ lead to an irreversible 30-13, and

Whereas, by the third quarter’s conclusion, the Indians’ could practically touch the championship trophy, and

Whereas, when the final buzzer sounded, Danville had won its seventh girls’ basketball Division IV title by beating the Trojans 57-36, and

Whereas, Danville’s strong showing at the championship event can be attributed in part to the three Indians who scored in double figures:  Naomi White (15 points), Eliza Wakefield (14 points), and Michelle Kittredge who added an even dozen to the overall total, and

Whereas, every girl who wore the green and white Danville uniform this just-completed basketball season deserves a round of applause, including Samantha Burrington, Eliza Wakefield, Naomi White, Jenna Welch, Sierra Thresher, Tiffany Burrington, Victoria Gilbert, Molly Moran, Britthany Swatzenberg, Michelle Kittredge, Tanna Elliott, and Meghan Pastula, and manager Brittany Thresher was already ready to provide cheerful administrative assistance, and

Whereas, Coach Ron Sicard’s basketball expertise and even-handed approach to working with the team proved a winning combination, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly 2007 Danville Indians Division IV championship girls’ basketball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ron Sicard at the Danville School.

H.C.R.  95

House concurrent resolution congratulating the independent telephone companies in Vermont for their extensive installation of broadband access in their respective market areas

Offered by:  Representatives Jewett of Ripton, Adams of Hartland, Ancel of Calais, Bissonnette of Winooski, Botzow of Pownal, Bray of New Haven, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Davis of Washington, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Emmons of Springfield, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Grad of Moretown, Head of S. Burlington, Hosford of Waitsfield, Johnson of South Hero, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Larrabee of Danville, Lippert of Hinesburg, Martin of Springfield, Milkey of Brattleboro, Morley of Barton, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Stevens of Shoreham, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Trombley of Grand Isle and Winters of Williamstown

Whereas, high-speed broadband access to the internet has become an essential factor for economic development, education, and personal life in twenty-first-century Vermont, comparable with rural electrification in the 1930s and construction of the interstate highway system in the 1960s, and

Whereas, this year, considerable political effort is being devoted in both the executive and legislative branches to providing every square mile of the state with broadband access as soon as possible and certainly by 2010, and

Whereas, while the larger regional and national telecommunications providers have been criticized for not providing their entire geographic territories with broadband access, especially in rural areas, the independent telephone companies have extended broadband access to nearly all of their customers, and

Whereas, the independent telephone companies are the oldest providers of communications services in the state, and most of them have existed for a century or longer and began as a small network of crackling party lines connecting a few customers fascinated with the new technology, and

Whereas, these largely locally owned companies and the percentage of their customers who now have broadband access include:  Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (100%); Franklin Telephone Company, Inc. (100%); Shoreham Telephone Company, Inc. (100%); Topsham Telephone Company, Inc. (100%); the TDS Companies: Ludlow Telephone Company, Inc. (95%), Northfield Telephone Company, Inc. (97%), and Perkinsville Telephone Company, Inc. (84% but scheduled to rise to 92% by late in 2007); FairPoint Communications (92%), and Vermont Telephone Company (100%), now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the independent telephone companies in Vermont for their extensive installation of broadband access in their respective market areas, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each of the independent telephone companies listed in this resolution.

H.C.R.  96

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 two-year college All‑Vermont Academic Team and the Vermont recipients of the national academic two-year college student awards

Offered by:  Representatives Marek of Newfane and Ancel of Calais

Whereas, annually, Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, with financial support from the Coca-Cola company and the USA Today newspaper, organizes the All-USA Academic Team, a showcase of outstanding two-year college students from throughout the country, and

Whereas, as a first step in developing the All-USA Academic Team, the presidents of a state’s two-year colleges nominate two students from their respective schools, and

Whereas, these student nominees constitute the membership of an individual state’s All Academic Team, and

Whereas, the state’s two-year college presidents select students as winners of the Senator Robert T. Stafford Award for Outstanding Student Leader and the Senator George D. Aiken Award for Outstanding Community Servant Leadership All-Vermont Academic Team, and

Whereas, from among the members of the state All Academic Teams, national judges select the All-USA Academic Team, and

Whereas, although individual Vermont colleges have participated in the All‑USA Academic Team competition in prior years, an official All-Vermont Academic team was only established in 2005, and

Whereas, as an opportunity to honor the academic excellence of Vermont’s top two-year college students and to increase the scholarship possibilities for these students at four-year colleges in Vermont, Lynda J. Katz, president of Landmark College, and David W. Mulholland, All-Vermont Academic Team executive director, established the first official All-Vermont Academic Team, and

Whereas, the members of the All-Vermont Academic Team and their home colleges are Tanner Williamson and James R. Mitchell of the Community College of Vermont, Jason Marshall and Paul L. Reid of Landmark College, and Jean-Carlo McLure and Robin Rice of Vermont Technical College, and

Whereas, Jason Marshall of Landmark College has been named by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation as the top two-year college student in Vermont and the winner of its New Century Scholarship, and

Whereas, the 2007 Senator Robert T. Stafford Outstanding Student Leaders for Vermont’s two-year colleges are Cherise R. Boutin of the Community College of Vermont, Daniel D. Maki of Landmark College, and Justin A. Marsha of Vermont Technical College, and

Whereas, the 2007 Senator George D. Aiken Outstanding Community Servant Leadership winners for Vermont’s two-year colleges are Haley B. Lefebvre of the Community College of Vermont, Kevin Tuszl of Landmark College, and Rachel M. Foxx of Vermont Technical College, and now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the students selected for the 2007 two-year college All-Vermont Academic Team and the Vermont recipients of the national academic two-year college student awards, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each student honored in this resolution and to Rod Risley, executive director of Phi Theta Kappa; David Mulholland, executive director of the All-Vermont Academic Team; and to the presidents of the Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College; and three copies to Lynda J. Katz, president of Landmark College.

H.C.R.  97

House concurrent resolution congratulating Grace Paley on her outstanding tenure as Vermont’s state poet

Offered by:  Representatives Masland of Thetford and Cheney of Norwich

Whereas, on February 7, 2003, based on the recommendation of the state poet advisory panel, Governor James Douglas named Grace Paley of Thetford as the new Vermont state poet, and

Whereas, thus commenced an exciting four years during which she traveled the highways and byways of Vermont visiting youngsters in classrooms, and adults as well, reading from her extensive lifetime personal library of poetic musings and engaging her audiences in stimulating and entertaining discussions, and

Whereas, Grace Paley began her life in the Bronx, New York, where she was born in 1922, and she moved to Thetford in 1988 where she found it most enjoyable to visit with neighbors at the recycling center just as she had in her former Bronx neighborhood, and

Whereas, her inaugural collection of short stories, “The Little Disturbances of Man,” appeared in 1959 and won considerable accolades, and subsequently several highly acclaimed compendiums of her fiction have been published, including “Enormous Changes at the Last Minute” in 1974, “Later the Same Day” in 1985, and the National Book Award finalist “Collected Stories” in 1994, and

Whereas, her thought-provoking fiction has been featured in magazines including the New Yorker, Ms., and Mother Jones, but during the last two decades her poetry, first published in a 1985 collection entitled “Leaning Forward” has served as her primary choice of literary expression, and

Whereas, she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit, an award from the National Institute of Arts, a senior fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and, here in Vermont, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and 

Whereas, her teaching career has included lecturing at prominent institutions of higher education, including the City College of New York, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Syracuse University, and

Whereas, this still youthful master of the author’s pen is now concluding her special role as Vermont’s poetry ambassador and will be able to devote more time to exploring new writing adventures, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Grace Paley on the conclusion of her outstanding tenure as Vermont’s state poet, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Grace Paley in Thetford.


H.C.R. 98

House concurrent resolution congratulating Bill O’Neil on being named the 2006 national high school boys’ hockey coach of the year

Offered by:  Representatives Hunt of Essex, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Jerman of Essex and Myers of Essex

Offered by:  Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling

Whereas, success as a high school athletic coach requires knowledge of a sport’s technical rules and game strategy plus a host of leadership skills, including decisiveness, empathy, flexibility, and patience that must be exercised in a careful balance, and

Whereas, many coaches will master these skills and achieve great success in an individual sport, but a select few will reach even greater heights with their teams scoring repeated victories in several different sports, and

Whereas, Bill O’Neil of Essex High School has for 35 years guided young athletes to a combined 16 state championships and over 900 wins in softball, girls’ soccer, and boys’ hockey

Whereas, these impressive statistics have earned him state coach of the year designations three times in softball, and twice in both girls’ soccer and hockey, and

Whereas, it is as a boys’ hockey coach that his record is by far the most astounding as prior to the 2006–2007 season, his teams had achieved well over 400 victories, and won 11 state titles in 15 final championship appearances, and

Whereas, each year, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHA) honors coaches, both regionally and nationally, whose demonstrated excellence has produced repeated winning seasons for their teams, and

Whereas, in 2006, the judges for the NFHSA section 1, the region encompassing Vermont, selected Bill O’Neil as the winner in the boys’ hockey category, and

Whereas, despite the vigorous competition, when the NFHSA’s deliberations had concluded, Bill O’Neil was chosen as the 2006 national high school boys’ hockey coach of the year, and

Whereas, news of this extraordinary honor proved no reason for Bill O’Neil to rest on his laurels, and he subsequently coached the 2006–2007 Essex High School boys’ hockey team to the school’s 12th state title, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Bill O’Neil on being named the 2006 national high school boys’ hockey coach of the year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bill O’Neil at Essex High School.

H.C.R.  99

House concurrent resolution honoring registered nurses’ contribution to quality health care services in Vermont

Offered by:  Representatives Donovan of Burlington, Keenan of St. Albans City and Spengler of Colchester

Whereas, the 9,900 registered nurses licensed in Vermont represent our state's largest health care resource, and

Whereas, the 500 advanced practice registered nurses in the state serve as adult-pediatric-family nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical specialists, and nurse anesthetists, and

Whereas, registered nurses comprise 70 percent of the health care providers in Vermont, and

Whereas, these nurses use nursing research and evidence-based practice to provide care to Vermont residents in hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, clinics, physician offices, correctional facilities, work places, and patients' homes, and

Whereas, registered nurses increase their education, design their practice, prevent illness, maintain wellness, improve the health care delivery system, provide for the unmet health needs of our most vulnerable citizens, and direct their research to advance nursing care, all in collaboration with other medical care professionals, and

Whereas, April 5, 2007 is being observed as Vermont Nurses’ Day at the State House, in recognition of the crucial role of registered nurses in the delivery of quality health care in Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors registered nurses’ contribution to quality health care services in Vermont, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont State Nurses’ Association in South Burlington.

H.C.R.  100

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Brattleboro Community High School of Vermont’s 2007 Division II Brattleboro Recreation League championship men’s basketball team

Offered by:  Representatives Moran of Wardsboro, Deen of Westminster, Edwards of Brattleboro, Hube of Londonderry, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marek of Newfane, Milkey of Brattleboro, Mrowicki of Putney, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Partridge of Windham and Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Whereas, for the past five years, the Brattleboro Community High School of Vermont (CHSVT), a secondary school that enables young offenders and other students in need of an alternative educational setting to earn a high school diploma, has fielded a team in the Brattleboro Men’s Recreation League, and

Whereas, in 2006–2007, the CHSVT squad was comprised of talented players who dribbled, passed, and shot their way into the league’s championship contest against the first-place BVT Ballers, and

Whereas, the first half was not a thrilling experience as CHSVT’s starting shooting guard sustained a major injury requiring seven stitches, and the midgame buzzer sounded with the team facing a 15-point deficit, and

Whereas, having reached the league’s decisive basketball game that would decide the annual champion, CHSVT was determined to renew its effort and approach the second half with a more effective strategy, and

Whereas, two steps that proved successful were to switch from a man-to‑man defense to a two-three zone, and offensively to adopt a more effective passing and shooting strategy, and

Whereas, despite the team’s point guard sustaining an unfortunate tooth injury, the second half proved much more successful for CHVST as it decreased the BVT lead and ultimately won the game by an exciting three‑point margin 64–61, and

Whereas, the roster of great players who secured the championship title included Jeff Anderson, Leron Bedward, Zane Bullins, Norman Hardy, Jason Heath, Bernard Jacobs, Roger Jacobs, Craig Olson, Kenneth Turner, Dana Waterman, and Alex Wright who played their best under the expert coaching of Pete Schor, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

That the General Assembly congratulates the Brattleboro Community High School of Vermont’s 2007 Division II Brattleboro Recreation League championship men’s basketball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Pete Schor in Brattleboro.

 



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