Current Status Bill Number:
1291Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960326Primary Sponsor: RybergAll Sponsors: Ryberg and MooreDrafted Document Number: res9969.wgrDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960327Subject: German-American Friendship Day
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960327 Received from House House 19960327 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19960326 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO DECLARE TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1996, AS GERMAN-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP DAY AND TO EXTEND OUR BEST WISHES AND HOPES FOR A SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO OUR FRIENDS FROM GERMANY PARTICIPATING IN THE GERMAN-AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AT AIKEN AND SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOLS.
Whereas, the students, teachers and school administrators from Aiken High School are preparing to embark on the fifth exchange of students with our friends from the Ehrenburg-Gymnasium of Forcheim, Germany as part of the German-American Friendship Program; and
Whereas, the students, teachers and school administrators from South Aiken High School are preparing to embark on an initial exchange of students with our friends from the Ehrenburg-Gymnasium of Forcheim, Germany as part of the German-American Friendship Program; and
Whereas, this program provides many positive learning experiences and presents opportunities for the participants from both countries to enjoy cultural exchanges which otherwise might not be available to them; and
Whereas, this program is a valued resource in teaching respect and tolerance for cultures which differ from ours and helps bond friendships which could not happen without this exchange; and
Whereas, this program will allow our neighbors from Germany to enjoy the many fine attractions our state has to offer and allow them to experience the kindness and hospitality for which the citizens of South Carolina are known worldwide; and
Whereas, the Aiken and South Aiken High School GAPP Program has been declared a model for other similar programs in our state to emulate; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly wish to thank the participants who make this exchange possible and hope for the continued success of this program for many years to come. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly declare Tuesday, April 2, 1996 as German-American Friendship Day.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to The German-American Partnership Program at Aiken High School and at South Aiken High School.