Text: H.Res.1229 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H. Res. 1229 Engrossed in House (EH)]

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                         June 23, 2008.
Whereas valedictorians are conferred as the highest academically-ranked student 
        in their high school's graduating class;
Whereas our Nation's secondary schools honor their highest academically ranked 
        students with the ``valedictorian'' title;
Whereas valedictorians have demonstrated consistency in their intellectual 
        inquiry, academic discipline, and utilization of teacher mentoring 
        throughout their high school careers;
Whereas valedictorians serve as peer role models to fellow high school students 
        by succeeding academically and contributing to community improvement;
Whereas valedictorians are charged with the duty of giving a graduation speech 
        that reflects upon the intellectual development and community 
        involvement of the graduating class and inspires all graduating students 
        to further their academic studies and social engagement;
Whereas numerous valedictorians and graduating seniors will further their 
        intellectual interests and academic studies by enrolling in universities 
        and postsecondary educational institutions;
Whereas family members, teachers, school administrators, and community members 
        have nurtured the intellectual growth and rewarded the academic 
        achievements of valedictorians and graduating seniors; and
Whereas valedictorians and graduating seniors will become America's future 
        civic, business, and political leaders, maintaining our Nation's global 
        leadership position and strengthening its economic competitiveness: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) honors and recognizes the valedictorians and graduating seniors 
        of the class of 2008 for their academic achievements and contributions 
        to their communities;
            (2) encourages all valedictorians and graduating seniors to further 
        their intellectual inquiry and academic studies in universities and 
        postsecondary educational institutions; and
            (3) supports the continued social engagement of valedictorians and 
        graduating seniors, which utilizes their knowledge and skills for the 
        betterment of their communities and the social, cultural, and economic 
        advancement of the Nation.