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4857Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000330Primary Sponsor: WalkerAll Sponsors: Walker and AllisonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11949ac00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000404Subject: Mrs. Gloria Coleman, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000404 Received from Senate Senate 20000404 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20000330 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO RECOGNIZE AND EXTEND SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. GLORIA COLEMAN OF LYMAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER AT O. P. EARLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN LANDRUM, SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR BEING SELECTED AS THE NATIONAL WINNER OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION TEACHER AWARD.
Whereas, Mrs. Gloria Coleman was selected as the national winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for elementary schools; and
Whereas, she was nominated by the Landrum Chapter of the VFW, Post 4873 for this national award and was selected as one of three honorees from fifty-two nominees; and
Whereas, Mrs. Coleman, a lifelong resident of Lyman, graduated from Chapman High School and received her bachelor's degree at Winthrop University, followed by a master's degree from Converse College; and
Whereas, she has been an educator in Spartanburg County District One Schools for twenty-three years, nineteen of which she has taught at O. P. Earle Elementary School in Landrum; and
Whereas, through her passion for teaching and dedication to excellence, Mrs. Coleman has taken innovation and creativity in the classroom to new heights, providing students with exciting, stimulating, and memorable learning experiences; and
Whereas, among the highlights of the year for Mrs. Coleman's fifth-grade class is an overnight revolutionary war encampment experience where the students go back in time living, eating, and sleeping like soldiers, studying the customs of the day, and learning about this important period in our nation's history; and
Whereas, whether this extraordinary teacher is dressed in period costume, or guiding her students on visits to veterans' graves, or spearheading the school sponsorship of a dog to race in the Iditarod, she brings history to life and makes learning a truly meaningful experience; and
Whereas, Mrs. Coleman is an exemplary mentor and passionate teacher, dedicated to fostering civic responsibility, promoting democratic values, and instilling a sense of national pride and patriotism; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly wish to extend their sincere appreciation to Mrs. Coleman for her outstanding contributions to education in South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly recognize and extend sincere congratulations to Mrs. Gloria Coleman of Lyman, South Carolina, social studies teacher at O. P. Earle Elementary School, Landrum, South Carolina, Spartanburg County School District One, for being selected as the national winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Gloria Coleman, 370 Edwards Store Road, Lyman, South Carolina 29365.
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