Rep. Swanson Honors "Top Youth Volunteer" Maya Esparza

Rep. Dan Swanson presented House Resolution 182 to Maya Esparza at Geneseo High School on May 8, 2017.


HOUSE RESOLUTION 182 HONORING MAYA ESPARZA
OFFERED BY REPRESENTATIVE DANIEL SWANSON


2                               WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3                           Representatives wish to congratulate Maya Esparza on the
4                           occasion of being named one of the 2017 Top Youth Volunteers in
5                           Illinois by the 22nd annual Prudential Spirit of Community
6                           Awards; and

7                               WHEREAS, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were
8                           created in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the
9                           National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to
10                        emphasize the importance our nation places on service to
11                        others, and to encourage all young Americans to contribute to
12                        their communities; and

13                            WHEREAS, More than 31,000 young people from across the
14                        county participated in the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community
15                        Awards; and

16                            WHEREAS, Maya Esparza, an 18-year-old senior at Geneseo
17                        High School, was inspired to raise money for sick children
18                        after her own hospitalization for allergic attacks; and


19                            WHEREAS, As a Distinguished Finalist in the 2017 program,
20                        Maya Esparza will receive an engraved bronze medallion; and





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1                               WHEREAS, Maya Esparza raised more than $1,000 dollars for
2                           St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by decorating and
3                           hand-stamping old keys with positive words, and then selling
4                           them through her "Keys for Kids" Facebook page with the help of
5                           her school volunteer club; and

6                               WHEREAS, Maya Esparza has also supported St. Jude
7                           Children's Research Hospital by running 13 miles in a benefit
8                           race; and

9                               WHEREAS, Maya Esparza represents the best of Illinois youth
10                        and stands as a role model for younger generations; therefore,
11                        be it

12                            RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
13                        HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
14                        congratulate Maya Esparza on the occasion of her outstanding
15                        accomplishment of being named one of the 2017 Top Youth
16                        Volunteers in Illinois by the 22nd annual Prudential Spirit of
17                        Community Awards; and be it further

18                            RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19                        presented to Maya Esparza as a symbol of our esteem and

20                        respect.


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