FORMERLY SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
ACKNOWLEDGING AND PRAISING MRS. SEARLES A. (ELISE) GROSSMAN FOR RECEIVING THE HANNAH G. SOLOMON AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY.
WHEREAS, on May 22, 1972, at a luncheon held at the Jewish Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware, sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women — Wilmington Section, Mrs. Searles A. (Elise) Grossman received the coveted "Hannah G. Solomon Award" for distinguished accomplishments in the field of education; and
WHEREAS, in presenting Elise Grossman with her award, Governor Russell W. Peterson noted that Mrs. Grossman, for two years Vice President of the State Board of Education, had been chosen over a number of other worthy candidates for this singular honor because of "her outstanding role in curriculum revision and policy formulation in Wilmington city schools and other schools throughout Delaware"; and
WHEREAS, Elise Grossman, a native of the next to the largest state, Texas, has given diligent and dedicated service to the people — particularly young people — of her adopted state of Delaware, the next to the smallest state, in various activities including the State Board of Education, the Board of the Delaware Center for Children, the Wilmington Council of P.T.A.'s, the League of Women Voters, and the Temple Beth Emeth Congregation; and
WHEREAS, in the words of State Senator Louise T. Conner, "Elise Grossman is one who can be described as a truly beautiful person. Her keen intelligence, sturdy courage in the face of great odds, sprightly humor and warm femininity make her a great asset to the educational community and to the wider governmental world of Delaware as well".
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that warm congratulations, and expressions of "thanks for your good works" be accorded Elise Grossman upon receiving the Hannah G. Solomon Award.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Grossman and to Mrs. Ralph F. Keil, President of the Wilmington Section-National Council of Jewish Women.
Approved June 15,1972.