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REGULAR MEETING MAY 23, 2011 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Whereas, through mock trials, high school students gain an understanding of <br />society’s approach to dispute resolution and justice through an experiential learning <br />opportunity where they can acquire skills in critical thinking and reasoning, oral <br />advocacy, team work and citizenship involving a hypothetical case where mock trial team <br />members compete in actual courtrooms and display their knowledge; and <br /> <br />Whereas, the Common Council of South Bend, Indiana, is proud to recognize that <br />48 teams from 43 states, Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, South <br />Korea, and Australia competed with John Adams High School Mock Trial Team, with <br /> , <br />The Ruckuswinning the 2011 National High School Mock Trial Championship & this <br />th <br /> <br />year representsJohn Adams 11 straight Indiana State Championship; and <br /> <br />Whereas, the Common Council would especially like to publicly recognize all of <br />, <br />the members of the Adam’s The Ruckusnamely: <br /> <br />, <br />Geoff Burdell Jeremy Doyle Toby Stoner John ScanlanCoach <br />, <br />Matt Caponigro Czesia Eid Heath Weaver, Faculty Sponsor Erin LinderCoach <br />, , <br />Peter Doyle David Kern Maria CaponigroTime Keeper Andrew JonesCoach <br /> <br />, <br />Lucas BurkettCoach <br /> <br />Now, Therefore, be it resolved, by the Common Council of the City of South Bend, <br />Indiana, as follows: <br /> <br />Section I. On behalf of all of the citizens of the City of South Bend, Indiana, the <br />Common Council hereby congratulates each and every member of the John Adams High <br /> , <br />School Mock Trial Teamcalled The Ruckus for winning the 2011 National High School <br />Mock Trial Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. <br /> <br />Section II. The South Bend Common Council believes that the hard-work, <br /> <br />discipline, and dedication of the students on The Ruckushas enabled each of these <br />dedicated and talented individuals to be excellent role models for all students throughout <br />our country; and each team member has brought the highest of honors to themselves, <br />their family and friends, John Adams High School, the South Bend Community School <br />Corporation, and all of the residents of the City of South Bend, Indiana. <br /> <br />Section III . The Ruckus follow in the footsteps of Adams winning the 2009 <br />th <br />National Title, with this year’s championship marking the 10 time that an Adams High <br />School Mock Trial Team has finished in the top 10 nationally. The Common Council is <br />proud to celebrate with you and congratulate each of you. <br /> <br />Section IV . This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its <br />adoption by the Council and approval by the Mayor. <br /> <br /> <br />st <br />s/Derek D. Dieter, 1 District s/Al “Buddy” Kirsits, At Large <br />nd <br />s/Henry Davis, Jr., 2 District s/Timothy A. Rouse, At Large <br />rd <br />s/Thomas LaFountain, 3 District s/Karen L. White, At-Large <br />th <br />s/Ann Puzzello, 4 District <br />th <br />s/Dr. David Varner, 5 District <br />th <br />s/Oliver J. Davis 6 District s/Kathleen Cekanski-Farrand, Council Attorney <br /> <br /> <br />rd <br />Attest: Adopted this 23 day of May, 2011 <br /> <br />s/John Voorde, City Clerk s/Stephen J. Luecke, Mayor of South Bend <br /> <br />Councilmember Tom LaFountain, 1224 Longfellow, South Bend, Indiana, made the <br />presentation for this Resolution by first offering his comments and then reading the <br />Resolution in its entirety and presenting it to the members of the John Adams High <br />School Mock Trial Team. <br /> <br /> 2 <br /> <br />