Bill Text: VA HJR120 | 2020 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Commending the Jamestown High School Envirothon team.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-16 - Agreed to by Senate by voice vote [HJR120 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HJR120-Prefiled.html
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 8, 2020
Commending the Jamestown High School Envirothon team.
Patron-- Mullin

WHEREAS, the Jamestown High School Envirothon team from Williamsburg won the National Conservation Foundation's Envirothon national competition, held July 28 to August 2, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, Envirothon is a team-based academic competition that tests students' rhetorical abilities, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of the principles of environmental science through a series of field test events and an oral presentation; after placing third in the 2018 national competition, the Envirothon team from Jamestown High School brought home first place honors in 2019 for the first time in the program's history; and

WHEREAS, Jamestown High School was represented at the Envirothon competition by Joseph Kang, Audrey Root, Anna Song, Lisa Small, and Rachel Smith; in preparation for the event, these students conducted fieldwork and consulted with industry professionals to learn more about how their classroom experiences can be applied in the real world; and

WHEREAS, for the past 15 years, the Jamestown High School Envirothon club has had a positive impact on many students' lives, encouraging a study of environmental science and natural resource management that emphasizes creativity and critical thinking; and

WHEREAS, the triumph of the Jamestown High School Envirothon team is the result of the hard work and dedication of the students, the leadership and guidance of their teachers, and the unwavering support of the entire Jamestown High School community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the Jamestown High School Envirothon team, 2019 Envirothon national champions, on the occasion of their incredible victory; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Charles Dubay, founder of the Jamestown High School Envirothon club, as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the program's great success and best wishes for future competitions.