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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS tonight, students, staff, alumni, and community members have come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Thomas Paine Elementary School; and
WHEREAS over the course of the last five decades, the teachers, staff and administration of Thomas Paine have educated tens of thousands of Cherry Hill children, and helped to foster in them a sense of hard word, dedication and character that will ultimately allow them to be productive, well-educated members of society; and
WHEREAS Thomas Paine Elementary School continues to instill character in each and every one of their students, faculty, and staff by leading by example through demonstrating caring, kindness, and playing fair, learning to take responsibility for your actions, standing up for yourself and others, being resilient and knowing life has its test, always being your best self, and being honest and showing respect every day; and
WHEREAS Cherry Hill is fortunate to be home to so many wonderful educational institutions like Thomas Paine Elementary School, our strong educational system and commitment to raising children who are well-rounded, intelligent and engaged citizens, has helped to contribute greatly to Cherry Hill’s reputation as a great place for young families to live and grow; and
WHEREAS we, as Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill, are proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Thomas Paine Elementary School, and wish them all the best as they continue to cultivate a climate of collaboration, creativity and education that has allowed generations of Cherry Hill Elementary School students to learn, grow and succeed.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim March 8, 2019, to be
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in congratulating the entire Thomas Paine Elementary School community on reaching this milestone, and in thanking the administration and staff for making Thomas Paine a shining example of excellence in Cherry Hill’s public schools.