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J00827 Text:

Senate Resolution No. 827
        CONGRATULATING  Girl  Scout Cassandra Serpico upon
        the  occasion  of  earning  the  distinguished  Gold
        Award, the most prestigious of Girl Scouting honors,
        on June 9, 2021
  WHEREAS,  Cassandra  Serpico,  through  her  diligence  and rigorous
efforts, has achieved Girl Scouts of  the  United  States  of  America's
highest and most prestigious honor, the Gold Award; the virtual ceremony
will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021; and
  WHEREAS,  A  resident of Commack, New York and a graduate of Commack
High School, Cassandra Serpico is a member of  Girl  Scouts  of  Suffolk
County; and
  WHEREAS,  America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts  of  the  outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
  WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  1912,  Girl  Scouts have answered the call to drive
lasting, impactful change; and
  WHEREAS, Girl Scouts of the United States of America and its members
are dedicated to the development of  character  and  leadership  in  the
youth of this Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  Since 1980, Gold Award Girl Scouts have capped their years
of achievement in Girl Scouting with the Gold Award; and
  WHEREAS, In order to earn the Gold Award, a girl must  fulfill  five
requirements;  chief  among  them is the design and completion of a Gold
Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of  the  girl,
provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit; and
  WHEREAS,  For  her  project,  Cassandra Serpico renovated the intake
room at Family Service League, an organization that  helps  individuals,
children,  and  families  to  mobilize  their  strengths and improve the
quality of their lives; this extraordinary  young  woman  renovated  the
intake  room  by  providing storage solutions, organizing, and coming up
with motivational quotes; and
  WHEREAS, Gold Award Girl Scouts do not just change the world for the
better, they change it for good; and
  WHEREAS, The Gold Award, the mark of the truly remarkable, is earned
by girls in grades 9-12  who  demonstrate  extraordinary  leadership  in
developing   sustainable   solutions  to  local,  national,  and  global
challenges; and
  WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman  has  been  involved  in  Girl
Scouting for years, has lived up to Girl Scout's ideals and has attained
all the necessary achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  Cassandra  Serpico  is a credit to her family, her school,
her community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations,  in
recognition  of  the  significance  of  this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Girl Scout Cassandra Serpico upon the occasion of
earning the Gold Award; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted to Cassandra Serpico.
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