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Legislation #: 001042 Introduction Date: 8/3/2000
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 8/3/2000
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER DANAHER
Title: Recognizing and congratulating the Batty 4 Bats Team from St. Therese School in Parkville upon taking 1st place in the Bayer/National Science Foundation Award For Community Innovation at the National Championship Week in Epcot at Walt Disney World.

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8/2/2000

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8/3/2000

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RESOLUTION NO. 001042

 

Recognizing and congratulating the Batty 4 Bats Team from St. Therese School in Parkville upon taking 1st place in the Bayer/National Science Foundation Award For Community Innovation at the National Championship Week in Epcot at Walt Disney World.

 

WHEREAS, the Batty 4 Bats team, four young teens from St. Therese School recently were named 1st place winners in the Bayer/NSF Award for Community Innovation; and

 

WHEREAS, the Batty 4 Bats team was one of ten teams selected from nearly 500 entries nationwide to compete at this science and technology event. They also participated in the Christopher Columbus Academy at Epcot that included behind the scenes workshops, leadership and media training and they took 1st place in this national competition and received $20,000.00 in U.S. Savings Bonds; and

 

WHEREAS, these four young girls conducted extensive research on local bat species and produced Batty 4 Bats Nites attracting hundreds of local residents to learn more about the importance of bats in the environment. They also developed a creative traveling educational trunk called Bats On Wings; and

 

WHEREAS, the teams efforts on behalf of bats will not end with this competition. The students are seeking community funding to purchase materials for their Bats on Wings traveling trunks; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Batty 4 Bats team and their coach, Suzanne Greenwood, for their achievements and wish them success for their Bats on Wings; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to St. Therese School and the Batty 4 Bats team members, Natalie Blackburn, Lisa Fahey, Emily Kahm and Courtney Torres, and their coach, Suzanne Greenwood, in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for their award winning efforts.

 

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