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					                                 South Carolina General Assembly
                                     118th Session, 2009-2010

S. 807

STATUS INFORMATION

Senate Resolution
Sponsors: Senator Lourie
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gm\24356bb09.docx

Introduced in the Senate on May 12, 2009
Adopted by the Senate on May 12, 2009

Summary: A. C. Flora High School Math Team


HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

    Date   Body Action Description with journal page number
 5/12/2009 Senate Introduced and adopted SJ-4


VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

5/12/2009
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 9                A SENATE RESOLUTION
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11   TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE A.C. FLORA HIGH
12   SCHOOL MATH TEAM AND TO CONGRATULATE THE
13   MATHEMATICIANS, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS
14   FOR   AN   OUTSTANDING    SEASON   IN   MATH
15   COMPETITIONS.
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17   Whereas, the members of the South Carolina Senate are pleased to
18   commend the members of the A.C. Flora High School math team
19   for the excellence they exhibited during the math meets in which
20   they participated in the 2008-2009 school year; and
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22   Whereas, the A.C. Flora Falcons won every major in-state contest,
23   including the Furman University Wylie Mathematics Tournament,
24   with Ian Taylor taking first place and freshman Elliott Chartock
25   taking fourth place, an impressive feat considering that the last
26   time a South Carolina school won the large school division was
27   when A.C. Flora took top honors in 1995; and
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29   Whereas, the Flora team placed first at five other statewide
30   matches and garnered first place in Georgia at the Armstrong
31   Atlantic State University meet and second place at a competition at
32   Georgia Tech; and
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34   Whereas, beyond the university competitions, the team earned
35   accolades by having seven American Invitational Mathematics
36   Exam qualifiers, and has for three consecutive years had more than
37   any other school in the State, while many schools do not even
38   boast a single qualifier; and
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40   Whereas, Falcons Sean Soni and Ian Taylor qualified for the USA
41   Math Olympiad, with only five hundred students chosen
42   nationwide, which makes the second time A.C. Flora has had the

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 1   distinction of having two representatives in the last three years;
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 4   Whereas, comprising almost one-third of South Carolina’s
 5   All-State Math Team, nine students will represent A.C. Flora at the
 6   American Regions Mathematics League Competition; and
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 8   Whereas, these keen competitors have given countless hours of
 9   preparation and practice in a field that many students would
10   eschew for more indulgent pursuits, but they have been
11   handsomely rewarded for their labors; and
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13   Whereas, using his own mathematical expertise and leadership
14   skills, Coach Patrick Rybarczyk, led his math students through the
15   rigors of probability and statistics, analytical geometry, and
16   number theory to produce a championship team; and
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18   Whereas, the A.C. Flora math team has set a standard of
19   excellence that should serve its members in future endeavors and
20   has brought pride and recognition to the community, the school,
21   and this State; and
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23   Whereas, the South Carolina Senate notes with pleasure the
24   success of the math team from A.C. Flora and expects to hear of
25   continued successes from its members in the years to come. Now,
26   therefore,
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28   Be it resolved by the Senate:
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30   That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution,
31   recognize and honor the A.C. Flora High School math team and
32   congratulate the mathematicians, coaches, and school officials for
33   an outstanding season in math competitions.
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35   Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
36   Principal Richard McClure and Coach Patrick Rybarczyk.
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