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Record #: R2016-462   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/22/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/22/2016
Title: Congratulations extended to Earle STEM Elementary School chess club on tournament victories
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Foulkes, Toni
Attachments: 1. R2016-462.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
June 22, 2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

Together with Alderman Foulkes, I transmit herewith a congratulatory resolution concerning the Earle STEM Academy Chess Teams.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
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ALDERMAN TONI FOULKES
C^Jresentd by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL ow JUNE 22, 2016


QXBCIS > Tne Members of this Chamber wish to congratulate the chess teams at Earle STEM Elementary School for their competitive prowess during the 2015-2016 school year; and

WHEREAS, The Earle STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Elementary School, located at 2040 West 62nd Street in the Englewood neighborhood in the 16th Ward, ranks among the top elementary school chess teams in Chicago; and

WHEREAS, The main purpose of the chess club at Earle STEM Elementary School is to make great thinkers out of its students. Chess provides a powerful model for everyday life by enhancing students' critical thinking skills and instilling in them the knowledge that there are consequences to every move they make in life; and

WHEREAS, During the 2015-2016 school year, Earle STEM Elementary School has earned five 1st Place team trophies, a 4,h Place trophy in the State of Illinois chess championship, and a 3rd Place Chicago Public Schools academic chess trophy; and

WHEREAS, Of special significance is a national 1st Place trophy won by the Earle all-girls chess team, whose members are Gelita Woodlow, Angelique Wilson, Monique Williams, Tamya Fultz and Breanna Shaw. The Earle all-girls chess team was one of only two all-African American girls chess teams in this tournament; and

WHEREAS, The Earle co-educational chess team from grades four through eight won the 5th Place trophy in the 2016 National Junior High School Championship, the larges...

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