Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring teacher Jill Baisinger and her Hamilton Southeastern High School government class on their victory in the "We the People ... The Citizen and the Constitution" state competition.



Richardson, Torr, Bosma




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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring teacher Jill Baisinger and her Hamilton Southeastern High School government class on their victory in the "We the People ... The Citizen and the Constitution" state competition.

    Whereas, One of the goals of the "We the People ... The Citizen and the Constitution" competition is to "promote civic competence and responsibility among the nation's elementary and secondary students";

    Whereas, Since the beginning of the "We the People ..." competition in 1987, more than 28 million students and 90,000 educators have participated, as well as members of Congress, businesses, professions, and community organizations across the nation;

    Whereas, The "We the People ..." competition is based on a classroom curriculum that complements the regular school curriculum by providing upper elementary, middle, and high school students with an innovative course of instruction on the history and principles of constitutional democracy in the United States;

    Whereas, The "We the People ..." competition was designed to include a wide range of students with varying abilities;

    Whereas, Jill Baisinger and the following students from Hamilton Southeastern High School will represent Indiana at the national competition: Kellie Devore-Gogola, Adam Gauthier, Alex Gillham, Caitlin Graovac, John Holt, Alana Kane, Matthew Knafel, Jaclyn Lauer, Matthew

Lymberopoulos, Mark Mace, Samuel Morgan, Eric Ogle, Jonathan Sorg, Julia Stzeskowski, and Mitchell West; and

    Whereas, Involvement with the "We the People ..." competition allows students to develop a greater understanding of democratic principles and values and promotes political tolerance, and teachers, such as Jill Baisinger, help to prepare the youth of Indiana for a future that will encourage knowledge of and participation in our democratic system of government: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates Jill Baisinger and her Hamilton Southeastern High School class on their victory in the "We the People ... the Citizen and the Constitution" state competition and encourages Jill Baisinger to continue to instill in her students a commitment to democratic principles. Good luck to them as they compete in the national competition.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Jill Baisinger and the members of her Hamilton Southeastern High School class.