WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS Cherry Hill resident Susannah Balderstone, a sixth-grader at Rosa International Middle School, is a Level 8 Gymnast who is among the top gymnasts in her class both in New Jersey and regionally; and
WHEREAS in early March, Susannah became a two-time state record-holder when she won Gold in both the New Jersey State Title All-Around and Floor competitions; and
WHEREAS on the heels of that success, on March 29, Susannah represented Team New Jersey at the Regional Level Gymnastics competition in Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS in that event, Susannah placed sixth overall and first in the Bar competition, and is now ranked No. 25 in the nation for her level; and
WHEREAS in just five years of training, Susannah’s dedication and determination have made her one of our area’s premier gymnasts, and we are proud of all that she has accomplished, and the positive example she has set for other young people in our community.
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 declare Monday, April 7, 2014, to be
Susannah Balderstone Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in congratulating Susannah on her numerous accomplishments, in thanking her for representing Cherry Hill with honor, and to wish her the best of luck as she continues her gymnastics career.
April 7, 2014