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Legislation #: 080393 Introduction Date: 4/17/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/17/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, RILEY AND CURLS
Title: Congratulating the Central High School Debate Team and Sean Easterwood on their success at the first annual National Association of Urban Debate Leagues’ national tournament.

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4/15/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/17/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080393

 

Congratulating the Central High School Debate Team and Sean Easterwood on their success at the first annual National Association of Urban Debate Leagues national tournament.

 

WHEREAS, Sean Easterwood is a senior at Central High School and won the top speaker award at the first annual National Association of Urban Debate Leagues' national tournament in Chicago, Illinois; and

 

WHEREAS, 18 different urban leagues across the country were represented by 34 different teams; and

 

WHEREAS, Sean has overcome enormous odds to excel at a game where, in his words, There are no limits. You can gain the knowledge to do the stuff of CEOs, policymakers, doctors and lawyers; and

 

WHEREAS, Sean lead a contingent of young men and women representing Central and Kansas City, including Deshawnta Brunson, Aaron Thomas and Matheno Frazier-Bey. These two teams advanced to quarterfinals. Matheno was the 11th place speaker, Aaron was the 14th place speaker, and Shawnee was the 19th place speaker; and

WHEREAS, other varsity team members who were not in attendance were Kirsten Bruce and Ryan Wash. The debate coach is Jane Rinehart; and

 

WHEREAS, Sean and his teammates success at the national championships furthers the legacy of the Central debate program, which has achieved national acclaim as one of the most competitive in the United States; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Central High School Debate Team and Sean Easterwood on their success at the first annual National Association of Urban Debate Leagues national tournament; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Coach Jane Rinehart, Sean Easterwood and the debate team with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council for their continued success in any future endeavors.

 

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