CHAPTER 551

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the fall school semester is just about to begin and 16.7 million young Americans including more than 200,000 Delawareans are preparing to return to the Nation's high schools; and

WHEREAS, a high school education has already become a prerequisite for most of today's jobs and will become a prerequisite for a vast majority of tomorrow's jobs; and

WHEREAS, an estimated three-quarters of a million youths will leave school this year without a high school diploma unless they are made aware of the importance of continuing their educations; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has called for a major nationwide Youth Opportunity Campaign to return our young people to school this month and has enlisted the efforts of state and local governments and private organizations and individuals in conducting this campaign:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., do hereby call upon the private citizens and the business, labor, civic, and religious organizations of Delaware to exert every influence possible in convincing our young people of the importance of beginning school this fall.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this

(GREAT SEAL) 3rd day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninetieth.

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State