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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, february 7, 2008
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 Doyle, Cummings and Scott,

     By Representatives Koch of Barre Town, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Monti of Barre City and Valliere of Barre City,

S.C.R. 30.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Spaulding Union High School Crimson Tide Division II championship football team.

Whereas, the miraculous story of Spaulding Union High School’s 2007 football season must be prefaced with the information that the Crimson Tide had posted eight consecutive losses during its 2006 gridiron campaign, and

Whereas, with great playing throughout the 2007 season, the team established an impressive 9–1 record and earned a berth in the Division II championship game against the Mount Mansfield Union High School Cougars, and

Whereas, at the Division II championship game, Spaulding’s James Durham returned the opening kick for a 64-yard romp down the field, and then Spaulding quarterback Zach Dessureau completed the game’s first scoring drive with his own 21-yard run, and

Whereas, Spaulding scored on three of its first five first-half possessions, establishing a comfortable, but hardly final, 20–0 lead at halftime, and

Whereas, early in the third-quarter, Mount Mansfield fumbled, the Crimson Tide recovered, and four plays later, Zach Dessureau threw one of his four championship game touchdown passes, and

Whereas, after a successful post-touchdown kick, Spaulding was ahead 27‑0, a lead it later increased to 34–0 before Mount Mansfield narrowed the point disparity slightly to 34–7 before the game ended, and

Whereas, Spaulding’s historic 2007 Division II football championship resulted from the amazing teamwork of the entire Crimson Tide squad, including Cameron Cummings, James Durham, Tim Durham, Gabe Aguilar, Nick Paton, Ethan Cody, Mike Rubalcaba, Matt Malek, Domenic Franco, Alex Campos, Bryant Cleveland, Robert Page, Zach Dessureau, Joey Duprey, Cori Farnham, Bryan Keane, Brett Tremblay, Eric Thompson, Steve Thompson, Shaun Brunner, Matt Ballard, Matt Goulet, Markus Browning, Ethan Matz, Tom Batchelder, Dante Rossi, Matt Liese, Joe Goewy, Dan Lockwood, Ryan Gariboldi, Mike Byam, Mevludin Bahonjic, Zach Nelson, Jeromy Anderson, Stefan Triana, Trey Hood, Corey Wells, Ken Demingware and Jake Kittredge, and

Whereas, coach Brennan Carney deserves special commendation for his role in developing the Crimson Tide into a true team of champions, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Spaulding Union High School Crimson Tide Division II championship football team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Brennan Carney at Spaulding Union High School.

By Senators Doyle, Cummings and Scott,

     By Representatives Anderson of Montpelier and Kitzmiller of Montpelier,

S.C.R. 31. 

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the Montpelier High School Solons 2007 championship girls' soccer team.

Whereas, Montpelier High School’s girls’ soccer team has earned a reputation for sharp play, having appeared four times in the Division II championship during the past seven years, and

Whereas, while these performances were commendable, the Solons had not emerged victorious at the final whistle, and  

Whereas, once again in 2007, the girls from the state’s capital city played a great season of soccer, and  they were seeded second for post-season tournament competition, and

Whereas, their skillful on-field maneuvers during the playoffs provided the Solons their entry ticket to the championship game against the formidable No. 1 seeded Woodstock Union High School Wasps, and

Whereas, in the decisive Division II championship contest on November 3 at Fair Haven, the Solons wrote a bright new chapter in the history of Vermont high school girl’s soccer competition, and

Whereas, the first half of play featured one nearly successful scoring attempt on each team’s part, but it was primarily a test of the Solons’ and Wasps’ defensive capabilities, and

Whereas, at 3:13 into the second half, Solon Jill Dellipriscoli sent a direct kick from immediately outside the penalty area into the net for the game’s opening goal, and five minutes later, she repeated this feat to increase Montpelier’s lead to its final 2-0 victory margin, and

Whereas, despite one serious Woodstock scoring threat between the two Montpelier goals, Jill Dellipriscoli’s sister, Caroline Dellipriscoli, a freshman, defended the net successfully all afternoon, and

Whereas, the 2007 Solons’ roster, consisting of Caroline Dellipriscoli, Kaitlin Cloutier, Kaitlin Waring, Catie Banfield, Lilah Watt, Tatum FitzGerald, Ariana McSweeney, Morgan Segale, Amanda Pelkey, Julia Francis, Joslin Parker, Jill Dellipriscoli, Alison Chase, Jenn Ruta, Kaeli Dunn, Zeljana Varga, Brooke Bova, Alyssa Turley, Anna Schwarz, Erin Banfield, Caitlin Paterson and Lucia Bragg, is one of truly outstanding players, and

Whereas, head coach Eric Bagley and assistant coach Dan Roy demonstrated great leadership skills, and everyone appreciated the great support of team manager Jaden Dickinson, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Montpelier High School Solons 2007 championship girls’ soccer team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Eric Bagley at Montpelier High School.

H.C.R. 206

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.

H.C.R. 207

House concurrent resolution honoring Charlotte Morris for her diverse and much appreciated community service activities in the town of Fair Haven

Offered by:  Representatives Canfield of Fair Haven, Helm of Castleton and Stevens of Shoreham

Offered by:  Senators Carris, Doyle, Maynard and Mullin

Whereas, since the early 1960s, the students, faculty, and alumni at Fair Haven public schools have recognized the special role that Charlotte Morris plays in their schools’ activities, especially those involving athletic competition, and many of her school projects have been under  the auspices of the Fair Haven Union High School (F.H.U.H.S.) Booster Club, and

Whereas, before camcorders and laptops were invented, Charlotte Morris borrowed a colleague’s 8-mm film camera to record highlights in order that coaches and teams could conduct post-game assessments with visual documentation, and

Whereas, Charlotte Morris has been the premier ticket seller for all school events, at her famous Charlotte’s Shack at fall sports events, for the F.H.U.H.S. prom and the school system’s hot lunch program, and she has even driven across the state to Barre to pick up preprinted tickets, and

Whereas, her diverse school-related activities have included chaperoning student bus trips to away games so the F.H.U.H.S. Slaters’ best fans can root for their schoolmates, assisting with the Fair Haven Grade School’s kit sales and the F.H.U.H.S. and the buddy shots project, helping judge spelling and geography bees, and providing adult coverage for the Green Mountain District Music Festival, and

Whereas, Charlotte Morris’s school district administrative roles have consisted of sitting on the local school board, helping to conduct the school census for the town of Fair Haven, and preparing labels for school reports, and

Whereas, on behalf of the town of Fair Haven, Charlotte Morris has worked at town elections and on dog counts, and

Whereas, her community efforts have aided senior citizens through her work with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and as a Meals on Wheels driver, and

Whereas, beyond  F.H.U.H.S. and  senior citizens, Charlotte Morris’s community service has benefited the Fair Haven Rescue Squad, the Lions Club, the American Cancer Society, including its Relay for Life, and Our Lady of Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, and

Whereas, Charlotte Morris has worked energetically as: a waitress and cook at the Hampton Manor, a waitress at the Roma Restaurant, a nurse’s aide at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, a cashier and waitress at the Vermont State Fair’s Tom Thumb restaurant, an apple picker, a dog sitter, and a potato saleswoman at both the Volvo Tennis Tournament and at Addison County Field Days, and

Whereas, her many friends in Fair Haven will honor her at a thank-you dinner to be held on February 10, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Charlotte Morris for her diverse and much-appreciated community service activities in the town of Fair Haven, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Charlotte Morris in Fair Haven and to each of her children, including Joe, Mary, Jane, Eileen, Terri, Karen, and Kelly.

H.C.R. 208

House concurrent resolution honoring Nancy Freeze for her career of outstanding leadership in the nursing profession

Offered by:  Representatives Donahue of Northfield and Grad of Moretown

Offered by:  Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott

Whereas, as a health care professional, Nancy Freeze has worked as a nurse, a teacher, and an administrator in a variety of institutional settings, and

Whereas, after earning a degree in nursing with a specialization as a nurse teacher from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, she was employed in New York state in several professional capacities, and

Whereas, in the 1970s, Nancy Freeze relocated to Vermont and served in two state government nurse advisor positions:  first for the medical review team at the department of social welfare, where her proposals to institute physical therapy at nursing homes increased the percentage of residents who were ambulatory; and second at the department of mental health where her evaluation of patients at the Brandon Training School, who were receiving anti-seizure medications, resulted in dose reductions and an improved quality of life for many residents, and

Whereas, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Nancy Freeze started as a night-shift nurse, rose to the rank of director of nursing services, and in 1990 was appointed the center’s administrator, and

Whereas, for the past 13 years, Nancy Freeze has served as the administrator at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield and has directed this facility with the greatest of leadership skill, and

Whereas, Mayo Healthcare has been designated a Gold Star Employer since this designation was inaugurated in 2005, and, equally impressively, it has been the recipient of the State of Vermont Nursing Home Quality Award in 2000, 2001, 2006, and 2007, and

Whereas, Nancy Freeze has served as chair of two focus groups under the auspices of the Vermont Health Care Association, one on resident assessments that developed the current system of state reimbursement for patients at residential care facilities and a second that examined staffing levels at these facilities, and

Whereas, in recognition of Nancy Freeze’s innovative role as a health care facility administrator, the Vermont Health Care Association, on whose board of directors and executive board she has served, named Nancy Freeze as the  2007 recipient of its Administrator of the Year Award, and

Whereas, Nancy Freeze is now retiring from the nursing profession, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Nancy Freeze for her career of outstanding leadership in the nursing profession and the field of long-term care, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Nancy Freeze.

H.C.R. 209

House concurrent resolution congratulating Diane Bahrenburg of Colchester on being selected the 2008 Vermont Teacher of the Year

Offered by:  Representatives Condon of Colchester, Brennan of Colchester, Spengler of Colchester and Zenie of Colchester

Offered by:  Senator Mazza

Whereas, since 1979, Diane Bahrenburg, an English teacher at Colchester High School, has been challenging her students, and

Whereas, Diane Bahrenburg has shared her love of language, writing, and ideas with hundreds of students, and

Whereas, she has encouraged her students to engage in public speaking and overcome their fears of speaking before large assembled groups, and

Whereas, Diane Bahrenburg earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota where she majored in secondary school education and English and minored in Scandinavian studies, and

Whereas, from 1996 to 1998, she taught secondary school English at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and

Whereas, in the year 2000, Diane Bahrenburg earned her master’s degree in education from St. Michael’s College, and

Whereas, she has served as an adjunct instructor at Johnson State College and the University of Vermont and as a presenter, teacher leader, and mentor in various statewide and local professional development capacities, and

Whereas, Diane Bahrenburg is also the founder of Colchester High School Cares, a schoolwide community service program, and acts as the Vermont debate-forensics league coach at Colchester High School, and

Whereas, She was awarded the 1992–1993 and 2006–2007 Colchester Teacher of the Year Awards, and

Whereas, she has again brought great honor to her school by being named the 2008 Vermont Teacher of the Year and will represent Vermont in Washington D.C. in the national teacher of the year competition, that includes an invitation to attend a special White House reception, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Diane Bahrenburg of Colchester on being selected the 2008 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 Diane Bahrenburg at Colchester High School.

H.C.R. 210

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Green Mountain Council Boy Scout Eagle Class of 2007

Offered by:  Representatives Koch of Barre Town, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Anderson of Montpelier, Aswad of Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Browning of Arlington, Canfield of Fair Haven, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Davis of Washington, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Haas of Rochester, Heath of Westford, Howrigan of Fairfield, 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, Larrabee of Danville, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, McNeil of Rutland Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Smith of Morristown, Stevens of Shoreham, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington and Zenie of Colchester

Whereas, the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America has provided thousands of young Vermont men, be they rich or poor, from Pownal to Canaan, with a special opportunity to learn important lifelong skills and values, and

Whereas, through their membership in the Boy Scouts of America, these young men receive important preparation for future citizenship and leadership roles in their communities, and

Whereas, the ultimate goal of every Boy Scout is to achieve the rank of Eagle, and

Whereas, fewer than two percent of all Scouts succeed in climbing the ladder of strenuous steps that culminate in becoming an Eagle Scout, and

Whereas, in the year 2007, the following Boy Scouts in Vermont achieved the rank of Eagle:  Aaron Barrett, Zachary Bartlett, Evan Bean, Nicholas Blair, Shaun Brunner, Scott Bumps, Robert Cobb, Andrew Coco, Ryan Corkins, Jonathan Cormier, Griffin Corse, Michael Crichton, Todd Cubit, Bradley Curler, Dustin Dolan-Curtis, Patrick Fitzgerald, Joshua Fontaine, William Fuqua, Kyle Garcia, Derek Gibson, Michael Goslin, Tyler Gramling, Addison  Graves, Justin Hansen, Cody Hess, Nathan Hicks, Joseph Hoffman, Benjamin Hon, Robert Howard, David Jensen, Scott Kelley, Brian Kennedy, Shawn  Kimball, H Alexander LaBerge, Jared Lao, Derek Lautenschlager, Jared Lawton, John Leavitt, Christopher Macksey, Sean McGary, John Mendenhall, Trevor Merchant, Adam Miller, Kevin Miller, Ryan Mills, Dylan Morgan, Cameron Mumford, Jameson Nash, Andrew Noonan, Jacob Pecor, Bryan Petrow, Seth Pierson, Kyle Pixley, Eric Poalino, Andrew Reynolds, David Rosten, Eric Sadler, Dennis Schindler, William Schleimer, Derek Secoy, Jordan Sherman, Nelson Skinner, John Slocum, Christopher Smith, Michael Spinrad, Benjamin Stewart, Michael Taylor, Alexander Thomas, Samuel Thompson-Snow, Jake Tougas, Zachary Troia, Aaron Wood, Zachary Wood, Alex Worcester and Zachary Wysk, and

Whereas, many of these outstanding young men are gathered today, February 8, 2008, at the State House to be honored for their accomplishments, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is delighted to honor the Boy Scouts who achieved the rank of Eagle in 2007, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Waterbury.



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