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Legislation #: 100783 Introduction Date: 9/23/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 9/23/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SANDERS BROOK, CURLS, CIRCO, FORD, FUNKHOUSER, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOLLY, MARCASON, SKAGGS, RILEY AND SHARP
Title: Recognizing the efforts of the students of the DeLaSalle Automotive Design Studio program at the DeLaSalle High School in designing and constructing an electric vehicle, with the guidance, expertise and support of community mentors and the DeLaSalle administration.

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9/21/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/23/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100783

 

Recognizing the efforts of the students of the DeLaSalle Automotive Design Studio program at the DeLaSalle High School in designing and constructing an electric vehicle, with the guidance, expertise and support of community mentors and the DeLaSalle administration.

 

WHEREAS, the Automotive Design Studio of DeLaSalle High School in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri, offered a course of study in forces, mechanics, aerodynamics and electricity, and applied these studies to the design and construction of a functioning vehicle, aided by the support of Bridgestone Tires; and

WHEREAS, the class mission was to inspire the students to learn through creative channels, and create an electric vehicle to be in harmony with the world. Aided by the guidance and support of hardworking, professional mentors, the students were given alternatives to the trappings of mainstream media and created a desire to attend a four year school, to study engineering, architecture, automotive restoration and become environmentalists; and

 

WHEREAS, the car has been displayed at the Indianapolis 500, has been tested at the Bridgestone proving grounds in west Texas and was the lead story on Yahoo.com, CNN.Com, CNN radio, CNN TV and countless other news outlets around the world; and

 

WHEREAS, the organizers of the class project intend to form a nonprofit corporation called MINDDRIVE, to continue the work of the current class, expand the work locally with more classes and finally develop an educational unit that is built around at-risk kids through mentor and active corporate involvement; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize and congratulate the students and mentors of the DeLaSalle Automotive Design Studio for successfully designing and constructing an electric vehicle and proving that hard work and effort is still the trademark and cornerstone of every Kansas Citian; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and, in token of the high esteem in which these students, teachers and mentors are held by the Mayor and Council, a copy of this resolution be presented to the program mentors: Walter Accruso, Bruce Bellington, Mike Blood, Don Caffee, Chris Crouch, Dave Davis, Aaron Holstrom, David Hutson, Jeff McCormick, Brian Nakonechny, Melvin Price, Steve Rees, Bob Storck, Tom Strongman and Greg Welch; the DeLaSalle administration: Gayle Lee, Paula Guinn, Jan Werner, Mark Williamson and Vanessa Van Goethem-Piela; and to the students: Chan Brown, Andrew Deckard, Kelvin Duley, Zack Knighten, Kevon Mebane, Mario Ramirez and John Shaw.

 

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