CHAPTER 487

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

COMMEMORATING THE RECEIPT BY THE PIERRE S. DU PONT HIGH SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, OF THE 1965 FRANCIS BELLAMY FLAG AWARD.

WHEREAS, the National Bellamy Award was established on Columbus Day 1942, and honors Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the award is to honor Francis Bellamy as the author of the Pledge, and to focus attention on the schools chosen as recipients; and

WHEREAS, the Pierre S. duPont High School of Wilmington, Delaware, was found to have a quality staff with 40% of the staff having earned Master's degrees, and almost 50% of that number earning credits in further graduate work; and

WHEREAS, there is effective teaching of a balanced curriculum which contains a large variety of electives in said school; and

WHEREAS, the emphasis on good citizenship displayed by the student body of the Pierre S. duPont High School which excels in the creative arts along with academic and physical excellence of group endeavors; and

WHEREAS, it is of particular note that there is a wide variety of intramural sports, thus giving equal opportunity to all to participate in the sport of their choice; and

WHEREAS, for ten years the student body has learned by living the basic principles of democracy in which all races and creeds are accepted, and the varied programs bring students of all backgrounds together to make for understanding and respect for one another; and

WHEREAS, the outstanding achievements of the alumni of the Pierre S. duPont High School are noteworthy in the accomplishments of its distinguished alumni, who are eminent in the fields of education, government and business;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, respectfully extends the congratulations of the 123rd General Assembly to the Pierre S. duPont High School of Wilmington, Delaware, for being the 1965 Francis Bellamy Award winner, adding the name of that school to the list of 23 others who have received such an award since its establishment; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that due recognition of this achievement be taken by all the citizens of Delaware and that the wording of this resolution be spread upon the record of the Senate and House of Representatives of the 123rd General Assembly; and

FURTHER, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Leonard A. Gardner, Principal of Pierre S. duPont High School, as well as to Dr. Margarette S. Miller, Director and Founder of the National Bellamy Award in recognition of the honor bestowed on the Pierre S. duPont High School.

Approved December 21, 1965.