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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION


     A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Veronica Cook of Griffith, Indiana, a senior at Griffith High School, as one of the top youth volunteers in Indiana for 2005, in the tenth annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This is an extraordinary honor since more than 20,000 young people across the country were considered for recognition this year.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Miss Veronica Cook of Griffith, Indiana, a senior at Griffith High School, as one of the top youth volunteers in Indiana for 2005, in the tenth annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This is an extraordinary honor since more than 20,000 young people across the country were considered for recognition this year.

    Whereas, Miss Veronica Cook, an esteemed resident of Griffith and a student at Griffith High School, has achieved national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2005 Prudential Spirit of Community Award; and

    Whereas, Miss Veronica Cook earned this award by giving generously of her time and energy to researching and creating hands-on-learning activities about the Great Lakes for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and then packaged them in a "traveling trunk" that teachers could borrow for lessons in their classrooms. Working under the guidance of National Park Service employees, Miss Cook studied existing on-site programs, conducted additional research, created lessons and activities suitable for classroom use, obtained a grant to purchase program materials, and then assembled the finished trunk; and



    Whereas, the success of the State of Indiana, the strength of our communities, and the overall vitality of American society depend, in great measure, upon the dedication of young people like Miss Veronica Cook who use their considerable talents and resources to serve others: Therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the General Assembly congratulates and honors Miss Veronica Cook as a recipient of a 2005 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, recognizes her outstanding record of volunteer service, peer leadership and community spirit, and extends its best wishes for her continued success and happiness.
    SECTION 2. That the Secretary of Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Miss Veronica Cook..