Bill Text: IN HR0064 | 2012 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Commemorating the New Harmony School for its excellence.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2012-03-06 - First reading: adopted voice vote [HR0064 Detail]

Download: Indiana-2012-HR0064-Introduced.html

Introduced Version



Introduced by: McNamara


        A HOUSE RESOLUTION commemorating the New Harmony School.

    Whereas, Education and New Harmony have been synonymous for nearly two centuries;

    Whereas, The community pioneered many of the standard practices in use today;

    Whereas, Their foresight led to the creation of the first infant school in the nation, the first coeducation system, and the first trade school;

    Whereas, New Harmony School, in its current organization, graduated its inaugural class in 1879, beginning

a long tradition with those initial two alumni;

    Whereas, New Harmony School has a history of excellence documented by the many awards and accolades given to the school, including five Four Star School rankings, three U. S. News & World Report Best High School designations, and continuous school improvement awards; and

    Whereas, The New Harmony School has been an integral part of the education landscape of Indiana and the United States and a forerunner in successful practices throughout its history: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives acknowledges the wonderful accomplishments of the staff and teachers of the New Harmony School throughout the years and thanks them for their dedicated service to the children of Indiana.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to principal Douglas Mills, school board president James R. Scarafia, school board vice president Jason J. Wilson, school board secretary Brenda S. Butman, school board members James O. Eagan, Jr. and Curtis R. Schmitt, and superintendent Fran Thoele.


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