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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, april 12, 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.

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 Illuzzi and Starr,

By Representatives Marcotte of Coventry, Kilmartin of Newport City, Morley of Barton, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Shaw of Derby and Wheeler of Derby,

S.C.R. 18. 

     Senate concurrent resolution honoring Robert “R.J.” George for his outstanding public service as the Newport City fire chief.

Whereas, Robert “R.J.” George’s eight-year tenure as the Newport City fire chief marked a period during which the department improved its technical capacity to respond to unforeseen emergencies, and

Whereas, Chief George earned a well-deserved reputation as a conscientious administrator who made great strides in the department’s physical plant and personnel training, and

Whereas, even before assuming the chief’s position, he was a leader on the city’s fire protection force in many capacities, including his roles in securing a building site and serving as clerk of the works for the new Newport fire station, and

Whereas, among the department’s recent purchases are a tower truck and a brush fire truck, and

Whereas, rescues on the icy wintertime surface of Lake Memphremagog had proven difficult and complicated, leading the chief to search for equipment to ease this treacherous task, and

Whereas, under Chief George’s leadership, and with the financial assistance of a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture and the citizens of Newport, the Newport Fire Department purchased a specially-designed rescue boat that glides along thin ice, propelled by a fan, and has facilitated the saving of at least seven lives, and

Whereas, Chief George has directed the department during the post-9/11 era while it has been required to meet new and previously unanticipated challenges, including his writing a number of grant applications that secured in excess of $100,000.00 in federal funds for special emergency equipment, including a new command vehicle, and

Whereas, over one-half of the volunteers on the force have now earned the rank of  Firefighter One, which requires 150 hours of basic training, and

Whereas, this additional training has enabled the department to perform its responsibilities more expertly and efficiently, and there have been no fire-related deaths during his eight years as chief, and

Whereas, Chief George recently concluded his leadership role in order to devote more time to his business activities and to enable a new chief to bring a fresh perspective to the department’s operations, and

Whereas, he can be extremely proud of his many accomplishments at the Newport City Fire Department, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding public service of Robert George as the Newport City fire chief, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Robert George in Newport and to the Newport City Fire Department.

Senators Kitchel and Coppenrath,

     By Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Clark of St. Johnsbury and Larocque of Barnet,

S.C.R. 19.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating Reeve Lindbergh and Nathaniel Tripp on their designation as the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce's 2007 Citizen of the Year.

Whereas, annually, the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce awards the special honor of citizen of the year to locally based individuals who have made distinguished economic, cultural, or social contributions to life in the Northeast Kingdom and beyond, and

Whereas, for 2007, the chamber has selected, for the first time, a husband and wife team, Reeve Lindbergh and Nathaniel Tripp, who have distinguished themselves as nationally recognized writers and community activists and volunteers, and

Whereas, Reeve Lindbergh is the author of highly regarded children’s books, including The Midnight Farm, Benjamin’s Barn, and The Awful Aardvarks series, that through the art of fiction portray rural life to children who live increasingly in urban and suburban centers, and

Whereas, she spearheaded a unique literary project as the editorial coordinator of a book entitled In Every Tiny Grain of Sand:  A Child’s Book of Prayers and Praise, featuring, as Reeve Lindbergh writes in the volume’s foreword, “a collection of prayers and poems and other writings gathered from many different sources” that is organized by four themes for the day, night, home, and earth, and that is illustrated exquisitely, and

Whereas, Reeve Lindbergh is the former chair of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum board of trustees on which she continues to serve, serves on the Lyndon State College Board of Visitors, and has helped showcase Lyndon State College’s many academic and economic contributions to Vermont as a demonstration of this educational institution’s intellectual vibrancy and importance to both the Northeast Kingdom and the state, and

Whereas, she serves on the board of the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation that allocates significant financial assistance to many worthy individuals, and

Whereas, Nathaniel (Nat) Tripp’s books focus on major issues of national concern, both historic and contemporary, including:  Father, Soldier, Son:  Memoir of a Platoon Leader in Vietnam (which was awarded a New York Times Notable Book of the Year designation), and Confluence:  A River, The Environment, Politics & The Fate of All Humanity, which calls for action to restore the water quality of the Connecticut River, and

Whereas, Nat Tripp’s concern for the ecological health of the Connecticut River extends far beyond the printed page as he has played an instrumental role in the Connecticut River Byways initiative, chairing the council overseeing this project; and he also sits on the Connecticut River Joint Commission, and

Whereas, he has worked to preserve the Northeast Kingdom’s railroad heritage as a founder of the St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society; sought to expand the local economic base as a member of the St. Johnsbury Works; and promoted the importance of natural history education as a member of the Fairbanks Museum’s board of trustees, and

Whereas, each of these distinguished Vermonters is a worthy recipient of this honor, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Reeve Lindbergh and Nathaniel Tripp on their designation as the Northeast Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Citizens of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Reeve Lindbergh and Nat Tripp.

H.C.R.  101

House concurrent resolution congratulating Katie Sullivan on being named the 2007 Vermont Teacher of the Year

Offered by:  Representative Hosford of Waitsfield

Whereas, the Vermont Teacher of the Year award recognizes a public school teacher who has demonstrated pedagogic and leadership skills that are in a class far above the typical instructor’s, and

Whereas, after extensive deliberations, the judging panel announced that Warren School faculty member, Katie Sullivan, is the 2007 Vermont Teacher of the Year, and

Whereas, the results from the 2005 NECAP testing recorded that students at the Warren School earned top scores in the Washington West school district for reading and writing and were tied for first place in math, and

Whereas, in 2005, the Vermont Business Roundtable named the Warren School as one of only 15 elementary schools in the state to earn its Medallion Quality School award, and

Whereas, these academic accomplishments are attributable in considerable measure to Katie Sullivan’s dynamic leadership in multiple facets of teaching students at the Warren School, and

Whereas, Katie Sullivan is a member of the Warren School’s school improvement action planning team and has served as a Vermont math professional development leader for both her own school and other central Vermont elementary schools, and

Whereas, she has spearheaded her school’s in-house teacher monitoring program, and

Whereas, outside the Warren School’s classrooms, Katie Sullivan graduated from the University of Vermont’s Vermont Mathematic Initiative; completed the Responsive Classroom course; has participated in the Vermont Lifeskills Scoring Institute; and has been a leader in the Washington West district’s scoring of students’ math and writing portfolios, and

Whereas, Katie Sullivan has mentored student teachers from area colleges; was named the U.S. Environmental Agency’s 1999 Environmental Educator of the Year; and was designated a finalist for the 2001 Presidential Award  for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Katie Sullivan on being named the 2007 Vermont Teacher of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Katie Sullivan at the Warren School.

H.C.R.  102

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006–2007 University of Vermont Catamounts men’s basketball team on an outstanding season

Offered by:  Representatives Pugh of S. Burlington, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Chen of Mendon, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland‑Hanzas of Bradford, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex, Johnson of Canaan, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lenes of Shelburne, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Nease of Johnson, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Potter of Clarendon, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Stevens of Shoreham, Sweaney of Windsor, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Weston of Burlington, Winters of Williamstown and Zuckerman of Burlington

Whereas, the 2006–2007 University of Vermont (UVM) Catamounts men’s basketball team thrilled its fans with exciting play and an impressive record of victories, and

Whereas, on the night of February 22, UVM defeated the Boston University Terriers 57–55 to capture the Catamounts’ third America East Conference regular season championship, and

Whereas, during the last regular season contest, against the University of Hartford, senior Chris Holm set a new UVM single-season record of 353 rebounds, and

Whereas, the first-seeded Catamounts proceeded to their fifth America East Conference championship tournament and topped both Hartford 81–62 and the University of Maryland Baltimore County 72–63, in the quarter and seminal rounds, respectively, and

Whereas, before a capacity crowd at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium, the Catamounts and the Albany Great Danes battled in a thrilling and multiple lead‑changing game to a 56–all tie with 3:14 left to play, and

Whereas, despite the Catamounts’ heroic efforts, the Great Danes defeated UVM by a heartbreaking one-point margin of 60–59 that ended the Catamount’s amazing 13-consecutive-game win streak, and

Whereas, in National Invitational Tournament play, the UVM Catamounts stayed competitive against the Kansas State University Wildcats before losing by an extremely close 59–57 score, and

Whereas, during the 2006–2207 season, UVM tied the school record of 25 victories and had the best rebound margin of 9.7 of any college basketball team in the nation, and

Whereas, individual Catamounts were the recipients of considerable special recognition, including: Chris Holm and Mike Trimboli who were named to the America East All-Conference First Team and All-Championship Teams; separately, Trimboli was named the America East Fan’s Choice Player of the Year, and Holm won a spot on the United States Basketball Writers Association District I Team, and the CollegeInsider.com selected him as the America East Most Valuable Player; Joe Trapani was selected for the All Rookie America East squad and the Collegehoops.net Mid-Major All‑Freshman Team; and Martin Klimes was named to the America East All‑Conference Third Team and to both the conference’s all-defensive and all‑academic teams, and

Whereas, UVM Coach Mike Lonergan won multiple honors, being named America East Coach of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ District I Coach of the Year, and CollegeInsider.com’s America East Coach of the Year, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006–2007 University of Vermont Catamounts’ men’s basketball team on an outstanding season, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mike Lonergan at the University of Vermont.

H.C.R.  103

House concurrent resolution honoring former speaker of the house Stephan Morse for his outstanding leadership as president of the Windham Foundation

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

Offered by:  Senators Shumlin and White

Whereas, former representative Stephan Morse of Newfane proved to be extraordinarily adept at the legislative process, winning the respect and esteem of his colleagues who elected him to the offices of assistant majority leader, majority leader, and ultimately Speaker for the 1981 and 1983 bienniums, and

Whereas, his immersion in the legislature’s public policy deliberations provided an ideal preparation for his role as the president of the nonprofit Windham Foundation that operates several for-profit businesses including the Old Tavern at Grafton, the Grafton Cheese Company, and the Grafton Village Nursery; has restored many historic structures in the village of Grafton; and directs a variety of projects designed to “benefit the general welfare of Vermont and Vermonters,” and

Whereas, his expertise proved most beneficial in directing the foundation’s Grafton Conference Project which was established as a framework for statewide forums intended “to address public policy issues that affect all Vermonters” with the intent of fostering discussions “that might lead to unique Vermont solutions,” and

Whereas, these two-day informal conferences are held at the Old Tavern in Grafton and are conducted as “free-flowing” and “self-directed” discussions  with participants who are selected for their familiarity with a specific conference’s topic, and

Whereas, Stephan Morse’s upcoming retirement as president of the Windham Foundation has prompted the Snelling Center to host a panel discussion on Thursday, April 5, at the University of Vermont, entitled “The Grafton Conference:  A History of Advancing Policy Conversations in Vermont, 1984–2007,” and

Whereas, the Snelling Center event will highlight Stephan Morse’s and the Windham Foundation’s special contribution to public discourse in Vermont, and

Whereas, Stephan Morse’s dynamic leadership of the Windham Foundation deserves special recognition as it draws to a close, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors former speaker of the house Stephan Morse for his outstanding leadership as president of the Windham Foundation, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Stephan Morse at the Windham Foundation in Grafton.

H.C.R.  104

House concurrent resolution in memory of U.S. Army Sgt. Carlton A. Clark of Sharon

Offered by:  Representatives Ainsworth of Royalton, Cheney of Norwich, Masland of Thetford, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Anderson of Montpelier, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Browning of Arlington, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Courcelle of Rutland City, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

Offered by:  Senators Campbell, McCormack, Nitka, Ayer, Bartlett, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White

Whereas, Carlton Clark spent his boyhood in the Orange County town of Brookfield where he attended elementary school and then attended junior high school in nearby Randolph, and

Whereas, after completing the 8th grade, his family relocated to Sharon in Windsor County, and he enrolled at South Royalton High School where he was an outstanding athlete and from which he graduated, and

Whereas, desirous of serving our country as a member of the nation’s armed forces, he enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to his graduation, and

Whereas, after finishing his high school studies, Carlton Clark completed both his basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and

Whereas, Fort Campbell, Kentucky was his first long-term military station where he served as a combat engineer and became air-qualified, and

Whereas, he was deployed to Iraq for one year at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was injured during his service abroad for which he was awarded a Purple Heart, and

Whereas, after he returned to the United States, his superiors recognized Sgt. Clark’s military and teaching skills and assigned him to the United States Military Academy at West Point to train cadets, and

Whereas, at the conclusion of his first tour of duty, Sgt. Clark reenlisted and was again assigned to Iraq as a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and

Whereas, on Sunday, August 6, 2006, two other soldiers and he were killed when an improvised explosive device hit the Humvee in which they were riding near Baghdad, and

Whereas, Sgt. Clark performed his duties meritoriously, and, in addition to the Purple Heart he was awarded during initial deployment to Iraq, he was also the recipient of an army commendation medal with valor, a bronze star medal, and a second, posthumous, Purple Heart, and

Whereas, he will not fulfill his dream of returning home to pursue his interest in fire rescue, a path he felt strongly about, and

Whereas, Carlton Clark’s parents, Alan and Kathleen Clark, his sisters, Amy Eaton and Jennifer Clark, his grandmother, Jean Clark, and his former high school classmates in Sharon and South Royalton have wonderful and fond memories of this outstanding Vermonter, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its most sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. Carlton A. Clark of Sharon, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Alan and Kathleen Clark in Sharon. 

H.C.R.  105

House concurrent resolution in memory of Donald Maley

Offered by:  Representatives Donovan of Burlington, Condon of Colchester and Godin of Milton

Whereas, Donald Maley was a teacher, coach, and school administrator in the Vermont public schools for over three decades, and

Whereas, after graduating from high school in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as class valedictorian in the midst of the depression, Don Maley worked at a local hotel before being offered an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Vermont (UVM), and

Whereas, on his arrival at UVM, Don Maley studied hard and played football, basketball, and baseball enthusiastically and vigorously, developing the knowledge that he would draw upon during his high school coaching career, and

Whereas, the athletic legacy Don Maley left to the university was recognized in 1977 when he was inducted into the UVM Athletic Hall of Fame, and

Whereas, after earning his undergraduate degree at UVM in 1941 and marrying his college sweetheart, Rita Mahoney, Don Maley headed south to Woodstock where he had accepted a teaching and coaching position that commenced the following September, and

Whereas, with the onset of World War II, Don Maley enlisted in the U.S. Army and was posted to the Aleutian Islands before his honorable discharge in 1946, and

Whereas, returning to Vermont, his scholastic career began in earnest at the former Cathedral High School where he was employed as both a classroom teacher and a coach for three sports, and

Whereas, when the Korean conflict arose, Don Maley was called back into military service, and

Whereas, once discharged, he came home to Vermont and assumed the principal’s position at the former Swanton High School, and

Whereas, Don Maley returned to teaching and coaching in 1953 as a member of the Burlington High School faculty, guiding the school’s boys’ basketball team to the 1955 state championship, and

Whereas, in 1961, he became a charter member of the South Burlington High School faculty where he continued his role as a teacher and coach until his retirement in 1977, and

Whereas, since his retirement, Don Maley had operated a wholesale tackle business and been an active parishioner of Christ the King Church in Burlington, and

Whereas, the present generation of high school basketball coaches paid homage to Don Maley and his outstanding career when the association honored him posthumously when it inducted him into the Vermont Coaches Hall of Fame, and

Whereas, he was known to his many friends as a keen prognosticator of the sport of kings, especially during the Saratoga racing season, and

Whereas, his wife, Rita, survives him as do their eight children, Mary Jo, John, Kevin, Donald, Joseph, Deirdre, Michaella, and Martin, 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to Rita Maley, her children, and grandchildren, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Rita Maley in Burlington and to each of her children.

H.C.R.  106

House concurrent resolution honoring Gary Palmer of Georgia for his exemplary public service as the St. Albans City fire chief

Offered by:  Representatives Branagan of Georgia, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Gilbert of Fairfax and Keenan of St. Albans City

Whereas, for the past 35 years, the city of St. Albans has been extremely fortunate to have its fire department under the direction of chief Gary Palmer, and

Whereas, during his long tenure, the department modernized its equipment and stayed current with contemporary firefighting standards, and

Whereas, the St. Albans City fire department responded to serious fires quickly and with the utmost professionalism, and

Whereas, surrounding towns were able to rely with confidence on the St. Albans City fire department when large blazes were beyond the capacity of their local fire departments to extinguish without additional assistance, and

Whereas, at a recent retirement ceremony, with approximately 120 persons in attendance, including firefighters from the communities of Fairfield, Georgia, St. Albans Town and two Canadian firefighting units; family members; and former St. Albans City fire chief, Reggie Austin, who 35 years after his retirement remains active in the community, St. Albans City Mayor Marty Manahan presented Gary Palmer a plaque and other honors from area departments in recognition of his outstanding work as chief, and

Whereas, chief Palmer is not leaving the firefighting field entirely as he is now beginning a new career as a safety inspector with the fire safety division of the department of public safety, and

Whereas, Gary Palmer’s legacy to the St. Albans City fire department is an effective firefighting service that is prepared to meet future challenges, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Gary Palmer of Georgia for his exemplary public service as he concludes his 35 year tenure as the St. Albans City fire chief, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Gary Palmer in Georgia.

H.C.R.  107

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs 2007 Division II championship boys’ ice hockey team

Offered by:  Representatives Livingston of Manchester, Corcoran of Bennington, Hube of Londonderry, Krawczyk of Bennington and Morrissey of Bennington

Offered by:  Senators Hartwell and Sears

Whereas, the 2006–2007 Burr and Burton boys’ ice hockey team shone on the ice all season long, and

Whereas, having defeated their opponents in each succeeding round of  playoff competition, the second-seeded Bulldogs faced their final challenge, namely, to defeat the first-seeded Colchester High School Lakers, the
2005–2006 Division II title holders, and

Whereas, when the two teams and their many fans gathered at Gutterson Field House in Burlington for the decisive game, they could not have imagined a more thrilling conclusion, and

Whereas, following a scoreless opening period, at 6:57 in the second period,  Bulldog Trevor Pollock, having received the puck on a pass from teammate Shane Daiek, scored the evening’s first point when the puck ultimately settled into the net, despite the Laker goalie’s deflecting it away, and

Whereas, five minutes later, Shane Daiek had his own moment of glory scoring the Bulldogs’ second goal, and

Whereas, Colchester was hardly finished as the Lakers took advantage of a power play early in the third period to score their first goal, and then, at 11:07 of the third period, tied the game at 2–all, and

Whereas, both the balance of regulation play and the first overtime period were displays of intensive but scoreless ice hockey, and

Whereas, the exhausted but determined Bulldogs capped an amazing evening on the ice when Burr and Burton’s Christopher Coppin scored the winning goal at 3:15 in the second overtime period, giving the Bulldogs the 2007 Division II championship and a memorable 18-3-1 season, and

Whereas, every Burr and Burton player including Brian Walters, Devon Ingison, Alex Miskovsky, Kent Stafford, Ethan Edson, Chris Murray, Thomas Biggs, Sooner Dawsen, Trevor Pollock, Brendan McCarthy, Matthew Rosenthal, Owen Hill, Shane Daiek, Schuyler Shaughnessy, Ben Jenkins, Ben Brownlee, Troy Johnson, Sam Marvin, Nick Vincent, Christopher Coppin, Patrick Quinn, and Jake Griswold, was a reason for the team’s success, and

Whereas, coach Cory Herrington and assistant coach Dale Coppin inspired their players to perform their very best, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs 2007 Division II championship boys’ ice hockey team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Cory Herrington at Burr and Burton Academy.

 

H.C.R.  108

House concurrent resolution commending the members of the Act 133 technical advisory committee for the outstanding work in response to its mandate under the act

Offered by:  Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

Whereas, in 2002, after a technically complicated and politically challenging effort, the General Assembly adopted S.27, “An act relating to increasing the technologies that may be used in the state for on-site disposal of wastewater,” and on June 13 of that year, the governor signed the bill into law as Act No. 133 of the 2001 Adjourned Session (2002), and

Whereas, this measure will have an impact on thousands of Vermonters constructing new or improving existing residential or commercial wastewater systems, and

Whereas, in order that the secretary of natural resources can implement the new law’s provisions with greater clarity and specificity, Act 133 established a technical advisory committee to be appointed by the governor and to comprise “at least one representative of the following entities,” including “professional engineers, site technicians, well drillers, hydrogeologists, town officials with jurisdiction over potable water supplies and wastewater systems, water quality specialists, technical staff of the agency of natural resources, and technical staff of the department of health,” and

Whereas, the technical advisory committee was directed to report annually for five successive years, starting in January 2003 to the chairs of the House committee on fish, wildlife and water resources and the House and Senate committees on natural resources and energy on a number of pertinent topics related to Act 133’s implementation, and

Whereas, since its establishment in accordance with the Act, the committee has pursued its task enthusiastically and professionally, notwithstanding the enormous external pressures to stray from scientific principles, and

Whereas, the committee’s fifth and final annual report, issued on January 15, 2007, addresses comprehensively the current status of major issues pertaining to Act 133’s implementation and completes a task to which the committee has devoted five years of intensive attention, and

Whereas, all the committee’s current members, including professional engineers Bernard Chenette P.E., John Forcier P.E., Lance Phelps P.E., Alan Huizenga P.E. and alternate Brad Aldrich P.E.; licensed designers Gerald Kittle, Spencer Harris, Barbara Willis, and alternate Justin Willis; well driller Jeff Williams; hydrogeologists Craig Heindel, and Stephen Revell and David Cotton P.E.; municipal official Philip Dechert of Norwich; water quality specialist Kimberly Greenwood; agency of natural resources technical staff persons Allison Lowry, Rodney Pingree, and Roger Thompson, and health department technical staff person Gail Center, performed their respective committee duties diligently and thoughtfully, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly commends and expresses its sincere appreciation to the Act 133 technical advisory committee for the outstanding quality of its 2007 annual report, and for all of its work during the past five years since its establishment under the provisions of Act 133, and be it further 

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each Act 133 technical advisory committee members.

H.C.R.  109

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Crossett Brook Middle School Odyssey of the Mind state championship team

Offered by:  Representatives Minter of Waterbury and Dostis of Waterbury

Whereas, Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is an academic competition that challenges students to solve problems through the development and performance of multifaceted presentations, and

Whereas, the 2007 Vermont state championship tournament was held at Champlain Valley High School on March 10 and attracted over 100 OM teams from schools throughout the state, and

Whereas, the challenge presented to the participating students was to create a humorous performance, not exceeding eight minutes in length, depicting a self-centered character who takes advantage of others on three occasions but is ultimately caught, and

Whereas, one of the four teams that represented the Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, and was comprised of students Fallon Gallagher, Tyler Miles, Al Mireault, Yuka Oiwa, and Cosmo Rappaport, incorporated the challenge scenario into the specific theme of commercial television’s exploitation of public consumers, and

Whereas, the students’ underlying premise was that the media has goals, namely to gain money, power, “and to destroy all human imagination to control the masses,” and

Whereas, over 300 team-member-created computerized images were projected as animated commercials onto individuals playing the role of a television, and

Whereas, the judges were so impressed with the team’s ingenuity and innovative approach to the challenge that they awarded the Crossett Brook team the first place prize, and, in addition, they awarded this outstanding group of young brainstormers the overall tournament champions designation and the Ranatra Fusca trophy for exceptional creativity, and

Whereas, the team is fundraising in order to participate in the OM world finals to be held in East Lansing, Michigan in late May, and

Whereas, coaches Gina Mireault, Michelle Miles, and John Gallagher in association with faculty member Stacey Blue enabled these youngsters to explore and reach new plateaus of creativity, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Crossett Brook Middle School Odyssey of the Mind state championship team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each youngster named in this resolution, and to Stacey Blue at the Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury.

H.C.R.  110

House concurrent resolution in memory of former Windsor town clerk Gloria Tansey

Offered by:  Representative Sweaney of Windsor

Offered by:  Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka

Whereas, Gloria Tansey was stationed at the epicenter of civic life in the town of Windsor, and

Whereas, a native of Franklin, she relocated to Windsor as a young child and graduated from Windsor High School, and

Whereas, her administrative talents, gained from her work in the private sector, were recognized at the town clerk’s office, and she was hired to fill the position of assistant town clerk, and

Whereas, after five years working as assistant town clerk, and earning the respect of the local citizenry, Gloria Tansey stood successfully for election as Windsor town clerk, and

Whereas, she proceeded to manage Windsor’s town affairs honestly, efficiently, and in a highly professional way, and

Whereas, after a 15‑year tenure as Windsor town clerk, Gloria Tansey concluded her 20 years in own government when she decided not to seek reelection on Town Meeting Day in March 2000, and

Whereas, outside her municipal duties, Gloria Tansey was an active member of both the Windsor Booster Club and the local American Legion, and a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Church, and

Whereas, her special passion was the Windsor Rotary in whose activities she participated with great enthusiasm, and she became a star fundraiser for the organization’s community and international assistance activities, and

Whereas, the Windsor Rotary honored Gloria Tansey when it designated her as a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary’s highest honor, and she also served as the local Rotary president, and

Whereas, a personally rewarding fundraising endeavor involving both Rotarians and other local residents occurred when Gloria Tansey spearheaded the financing of medical support for a young Ecuadorian child suffering from scoliosis, and

Whereas, Gloria Tansey’s recent death marks the passing of one of Windsor’s most respected and outgoing citizens, and her family, including her husband, William Tansey, five children, Patrick, John, Michael, Joseph, and Maureen, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, as well as her many friends, will all miss her, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of Gloria Tansey, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to William Tansey in Windsor.


H.C.R.  111

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Windsor High School Yellow Jackets Division III championship girls’ basketball team

Offered by:  Representatives Sweaney of Windsor, Adams of Hartland, Clarkson of Woodstock and Shand of Weathersfield

Offered by:  Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka

Whereas, not since 1996 had the Windsor High School Yellow Jackets won a Division III girls’ basketball championship trophy, and

Whereas, the 2006–2007 regular season was the team’s best in many years, and

Whereas, when playoff time arrived, the Yellow Jackets were awarded the No. 1 seed in recognition of their superb season-long effort, and

Whereas, this top ranking was merited as the Windsor girls defeated each of their successive opponents on their way to the championship contest at the Barre Auditorium against the No. 3-seeded Lake Region High School Rangers, and

Whereas, in the season finale, Windsor jumped to an immediate 8–0 lead and, at the halftime break, it left the court holding a 34–16 lead, and

Whereas, in the second half, the Yellow Jackets continued their scoring spree, thanks in part to Isabella Martos’ game high 20 points, and increased the Windsor lead to an overwhelming 44–16, and despite a Lake Region rebound that narrowed the Windsor advantage to 44–32, the Yellow Jackets finished the game with a  61-40 victory, and

Whereas, these energetic Windsor girls’ basketball team members, including Stacie Waite, Miranda Marsh, Suphada Rom, Katelyn Hynes, Chelsea Melendy, Isabella Matos, Megan Rosen, Marissa Chase, Bethany Brown, Stefanie Curtis, Katherine Brown, Morghan Farnsworth, Hannah Wierzbicki, and Megan Januszewski, played to win and succeeded, and

Whereas, coach Bruce McKay, assistant coaches Tom Melendy, Ross Farnsworth, and Lance Niboli provided the team inspired leadership, and scorekeeper Larry Macia kept everyone well informed of each game’s latest data, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Windsor High School Yellow Jackets Division III championship girls’ basketball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bruce McKay at Windsor High School.


H.C.R.  112

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Mt. Abraham Union High School Eagles Division II championship baseball team

Offered by:  Representatives Fisher of Lincoln, Sharpe of Bristol, Bray of New Haven and Clark of Vergennes

Offered by:  Senators Ayer and Giard

Whereas, after a 3–14 record in 2005, the 2006 Mt. Abraham Union High School baseball Eagles would not have appeared to be the likely winner of last spring’s Division II baseball crown, and

Whereas, the Eagles, who were 10–6 at the close of the regular 2006 season, were seeded 5th in the Division II playoff tournament, but as veteran sports fans know, the team rankings do not always foretell which school will bring home the championship trophy, and

Whereas, other Division II championship contenders were absolutely powerless to stop Mt. Abraham’s tournament victories as the Eagles allowed only five runs in four games while scoring a grand total of 28, and

Whereas, Eagle sophomore pitcher, Greg Lutton, who struck out eight, was among the new talent on the field in the decisive championship contest played against Peoples Academy at Centennial Field in Burlington, and

Whereas, all of the Eagles’ offensive brilliance occurred in the bottom of the third as two consecutive batters hit singles and promptly stole second base which enabled the lead runner to come home on a teammate’s sacrifice ground ball to shortstop, and

Whereas, after the Peoples pitcher allowed two Eagles to reach base on walks, the first intentionally and the second not by design, Mt. Abraham’s Jordan Estey, who was playing despite an ankle sprain, connected with a sacrifice hit, scoring the runner from third, and the two Eagles still on base crossed home when Greg Lutton aided his own cause with a clean double to right field, and

Whereas, no more runs were required as Mt. Abraham Union High School won the game 4–0 and the 2006 Division II baseball championship, and

Whereas, the entire 2006 Mt. Abraham Union High School baseball squad, consisting of Chris Berry, Gregg Butler, Keith Coakley, DJ Detweiller, Chad Estey, Jordan Estey, Wade Farr, Matt Gordon, Brenden Hoag, Corey Kayhart, Greg Lutton, Jared Malzac, Will Manley, Joey Mashia, Austin Olson, and Devin Wendel, deserves commendation, and

Whereas, Jeff Stetson celebrated his silver anniversary as head coach in grand style while assistant coaches Bill Leggett and Reggie Wedge and team manager Becky Cowin performed valiantly all season, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 Mt. Abraham Union High School Eagles Division II championship baseball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jeff Stetson at Mt. Abraham Union High School in Bristol.

H.C.R.  113

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Mt. Abraham Union High School Eagles Division II championship girls’ field hockey team

Offered by:  Representatives Fisher of Lincoln, Sharpe of Bristol, Bray of New Haven and Clark of Vergennes

Offered by:  Senators Ayer and Giard

Whereas, Mt. Abraham Union High School’s girls field hockey program and the phrase “Division II champions” have become synonymous in recent years as the Eagles have captured the title in each of the preceding four seasons, and

Whereas, after an initial 2006 record of two wins and three defeats, the Eagles banded together, and the frequency of team victories shot upwards, and

Whereas, Mt. Abraham earned the fourth seed in the Division II playoffs and, ultimately, entry into the championship contest against the second-seeded Springfield High School Cosmos, and

Whereas, the well-prepared Mt. Abraham Eagles demonstrated their right to retain the championship designation when Amanda Shaw assisted teammate Mesa Dobek who scored the opening goal early in the first period, and

Whereas, most of the game featured the Eagles’ outstanding defense as the Cosmos were able to muster only a single shot on goal and penalty corner kick, respectively, and

Whereas, in the final minute of regulation play, Eagle Kaitlyn Bedell sent a free hit to teammate Amanda Shaw who forwarded the ball on to Mt. Abraham’s Jade Dingler who, in turn, scored the season’s final goal with just four seconds left on the official clock, and

Whereas, the triumphant 2006 field hockey season ended with Mt. Abraham finishing the year with an outstanding 9–5–3 record and a fifth consecutive Division II championship trophy, and

Whereas, every member of the Eagle team, including Gillian Comito, Michelle Laframboise, Kerri Hoag, Mesa Dobek, Kaitlyn Bedell, Kayla Flint,  Melanie Acker, Sarah Keeney, Jessie Ruth Corkins, Sieria Urich, Amanda Shaw, Paige Wener, Lindsey Smith, Jade Dingler, Kayla Wisell, Julia Wilkinson, Georgia Winters, Shannon Jipner, and Samantha Flint, deserves credit for this great season of field hockey, and

Whereas, the instruction and support of head coach Mary Stetson and assistant coaches Ann Pollender and Kate Pellegrini were major contributors to the team’s continuing success, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 Mt. Abraham Union High School Eagles Division II championship girls’ field hockey team, and be it further

     Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mary Stetson at Mt. Abraham Union High School.

 H.C.R.  114

House concurrent resolution congratulating Carol Eckels on being named the 2007 Vermont Elementary Principal of the Year

Offered by:  Representative Jewett of Ripton

Offered by:  Senators Ayer and Giard

Whereas, the Leicester Central School was in need of remedial assistance after it failed to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress designation as required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, due to below standard math and reading scores, and

Whereas, in order to gain the federal designation, Leicester’s principal Carol Eckels began a conscientious effort to strengthen the curriculum, and

Whereas, Carol Eckels was well-qualified to tackle the challenges of the Leicester school having both the classroom and administrative experience necessary to improve the school’s academic status, and

Whereas, her background in mathematics is especially impressive as she taught the subject at Vergennes Union High School for many years and is a veteran faculty member of the Vermont Mathematics Initiative that offers specialized courses in math education for elementary and secondary school teachers, and

Whereas, from an administrative perspective, Carol Eckels chaired the Mary Hogan Elementary School board in Middlebury for 17 years, and

Whereas, Carol Eckels worked with students on an individual and group basis to improve their scholastic aptitude, and

Whereas, the entire faculty attended a reading seminar in New York state in order to become acquainted with new teaching methods, and

Whereas, she brought in an outside expert to examine behavior problems at the school and tracked disciplinary problems, carefully documenting reductions as the situation improved, and

Whereas, through the diligent efforts of the school’s faculty and staff under Carol Eckels’ outstanding leadership, the Leicester Central School’s academic performance improved considerably, and its students are now achieving the required federal standards, and

Whereas, she has broadened the students’ vistas and introduced a major arts component into the curriculum, including field trips to artistic venues, and

Whereas, in recognition of Carol Eckels’ great work improving the Leicester Central School’s curriculum, student performance, and individual deportment, the Vermont Principal’s Association has awarded her its Henry Giauque Memorial Award, designating her the 2007 Vermont Elementary School Principal of the Year, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Carol Eckels on being named the 2007 Vermont Elementary Principal of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Carol Eckels at the Leicester Central School.

H.C.R.  115

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Woodstock Union High School Wasps girls’ Nordic and boys’ alpine state championship ski teams

Offered by:  Representatives Clarkson of Woodstock, Chen of Mendon, Mitchell of Barnard and Sweaney of Windsor

Offered by:  Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka

Whereas, the 2006–2007 winter season was bereft of substantial amounts of snow until the Valentine’s Day’s blizzard, and

Whereas, despite the poor natural surface conditions, the Woodstock girls’ team improvised and discovered suitable substitutes until they were awarded with a natural snow course on the first day of the state championship tournament at Bolton Valley, and

Whereas, the first day of the state competition featured the skating technique in which the skiers do not apply grip wax to their skis and ski in motion similar to ice skating, and

Whereas, the morning competition consisted of individual racing in which Woodstock’s Nika Meyers led the Wasps with an 8th place finish, and the team’s overall results enabled Woodstock to enter the afternoon’s team relay with the overall lead, and

Whereas, the Wasps won first place in the team relays, and they departed Bolton Valley in high spirits anticipating the classical technique event, in which grip wax is applied to skis and racers ski on parallel tracks, at Prospect Mountain near Bennington, and

Whereas, Prospect Mountain proved an equally friendly skiing venue, and the team’s point advantage further increased after the Wasps’ strong performance in the  morning’s individual race, and

Whereas, in the tournament’s final event, the afternoon classical relay, Woodstock skied to the finish line with a comfortable lead, of over two minutes, and

Whereas, as a result of strong Nordic skiing skills and a true team effort under the leadership of Coach Robin Ellison, the Woodstock girls’ Nordic skiers, including Camille Anderson, Nika Meyers, Phebe Meyers, Kristin Hagenbarth, Monique Hanson, Zoe Isaacs, Hali Roy, Sarah Andrews, Erika Johnson, Meg Miller, and Melissa Werle, were able to capture the state title, and

Whereas, the boys’ alpine ski team, having won the southern district championship held at Bromley and Pico in late February, was excited at the prospect of proceeding on to the state championship conducted at the Pico ski resort, and

Whereas, at the state championship, the morning giant slalom racing concluded with Woodstock trailing Rutland High School by 12 points, and

Whereas, this temporary setback did not deter the boy Wasps from aspiring to win the state title, and

Whereas, Woodstock’s afternoon slalom runs were swift and steady as Sam Scheu captured the third individual ranking, and he assisted his teammates in more than overcoming their morning point deficit and winning the state championship 89 to 108, and

Whereas, the Wasp boy alpine skiers, including Sean Bjornsson, Michael Boisvert, Colton Blackman, Henry Farrand, Kyle Finneron, Jason Gravel, Chuck Harris, Matt Kempson, CJ Kimbell, Brogan McGrath, Benn Mapes, Nick Maura, Steve Pearson, and Sam Scheu, all deserve credit for the team’s fine performance as does coach Bill McCollom, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Woodstock Union High School Wasps girls’ Nordic and boys’ alpine state championship ski teams, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Robin Ellison and Bill McCollom at Woodstock Union High School.

H.C.R.  116

House concurrent resolution congratulating Taylor Horn on winning the 2007 Vermont championship of the National Geographic Bee

Offered by:  Representative Marek of Newfane

Whereas, geographic education is an important component in the modern educational curriculum as students prepare to enter an increasingly interconnected world, and

Whereas, the National Geographic Bee provides an exciting opportunity for students in middle school grades to pursue an in-depth exploration of the world’s geography and participate in a national scholastic competition in which the breadth of their geographic knowledge is scrutinized thoroughly, and

Whereas, student participation in this National Geographic Society project is facilitated through individual school and state geography bees, and

Whereas, on Friday, March 30, the Vermont state championship of the National Geographic Bee was held on the University of Vermont campus, and

Whereas, after multiple rounds of intense and obscure inquiries that touched on many nations throughout the world, Taylor Horn of Townshend and an eighth grader at Leland & Gray Union High School, was declared the winner, and

Whereas, his final correct response demonstrated the detailed scope of his geographic studies when he stated that the Jin Mao Tower, which contains the world’s highest hotel rooms, is located in Shanghai, China, and

Whereas, in recognition of his first-place ranking, Taylor Horn was awarded a $100 prize and an all-expense paid trip to our nation’s capital to represent Vermont in the National Geographic Bee, and to compete for a $25,000.00 college scholarship, and

Whereas, Taylor Horn’s success in this educationally meritorious competition can motivate other Vermont youngsters to participate in the National Geographic Bee, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Taylor Horn on winning the 2007 Vermont championship of the National Geographic Bee and wishes him the best of success in the national competition in Washington, D.C. and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Taylor Horn at Leland & Gray Union High School in Townshend.



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