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989Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020206Primary Sponsor: SetzlerAll Sponsors: SetzlerDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\4661mm02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020207Subject: White Knoll Middle School, LexingtonHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020207 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 20020206 Introduced, adopted, sent to House Versions of This Bill
TO JOIN THE WORLD IN RECOGNIZING THE STUDENTS AND STAFF OF WHITE KNOLL MIDDLE SCHOOL OF WEST COLUMBIA IN LEXINGTON COUNTY, SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE, FOR THEIR AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT IN RAISING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE A FIRE ENGINE LOST TO NEW YORK CITY LADDER COMPANY 101/ENGINE 202 IN THE DEVASTATION OF SEPTEMBER 11, AND TO EXPRESS TO THE STUDENTS AND STAFF THE PRIDE OF THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THEIR DEMONSTRATION OF BOUNDLESS COMPASSION AND COMMITMENT.
Whereas, the students and staff of White Knoll Middle School in West Columbia, South Carolina, reacted to the September 11 World Trade Center devastation initially with horror and disbelief and, then, a need to "do something" to help; and
Whereas, their compassion led to a commitment to raise the funds to replace one of the fire trucks lost in the destruction of the Twin Towers; and
Whereas, they were successful in their efforts through all kinds of contributions: from a handful of pennies to a check for one hundred thousand dollars, from a child's birthday party fund to a senior's fixed income, from their own family members to people around the country and the world; and
Whereas, when the students and staff delivered the check representing the culmination of their efforts to the firefighters known as the Red Hook Raiders in New York City, they were also repaying a one hundred thirty, plus, year-old debt to New York City firefighters who sent firefighting equipment to Columbia in 1867 to replace that lost in the Civil War; and
Whereas, when they waved in acknowledgment of cheering crowds from their places with Yankees' Manager, Joe Torre and Mayor Rudy Giuliani on a Macy's Thanksgiving Parade float and when they told their compelling story on countless television and radio stations and in worldwide print publications, they also were bringing honor to their school, their community, and their State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That members of the General Assembly join the world in recognizing the students and staff of White Knoll Middle School of West Columbia in Lexington County, School District One, for their awesome accomplishment in raising more than five hundred twenty thousand dollars to replace a fire engine lost to New York City Ladder Company 101/Engine 202 in the devastation of September 11, and express to the students and staff the pride of the citizens of South Carolina in their demonstration of boundless compassion and commitment.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to students, Amy and Lizzie Cuthbertson, Amanda Collins, Corey Husselton, Scott Johnson, Dana Pfeifer, Jessica Mack, and Shantel Porter; Principal, Dr. Nancy Turner; and Service Learning Teacher, Janice Chubbuck on behalf of all the students and staff at White Knoll Middle School.
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