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Record #: R2018-107   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 1/17/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 1/17/2018
Title: Congratulations extended to Sullivan High School boys' 2017 soccer team on winning regional championship
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Moore, Joseph, Hopkins, Brian
Attachments: 1. R2018-107.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
January 17, 2018










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Joseph A. Moore and Brian Hopkins, a congratulatory resolution concerning the Sullivan High School Soccer Team.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,

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Whereas, The Roger C. Sullivan High School Boys Soccer Team, better known as the "Tigers," has been incredibly successful on the soccer field for the last, two years, clinching the regional championship and competing as sectional finalists; and

WHEREAS, The City Council was informed of the-Team's exceptional performance
in 2016 and 2017 by the Honorable Joseph Moore, Alderman of the 49th Ward and the Honorable Brian Hopkins, Alderman of the 2nd Ward; and

WHEREAS, Parf of the Chicago Public School system, Sullivan High School is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood, a true "melting pot" community, which is home to thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants. Among the most diverse urban communities in the Nation, Rogers Park, with its abundance of ethnic mutual aid societies and affordable housing, has.absorbed its newcomers with unusual equanimity. Sullivan High School boasts a student body of approximately 700 culturally diverse young men •and women, who collectively speak more than 40 different languages; and

WHEREAS, Sullivan High School's Boys Soccer Team reflects that diversity. The 20?6 Team consisted of 18 players from 11 different countries, many of whom had arrived in the United States so recently that they had yet to fully master the English language. This seemingly insurmountable obstacle, however, did not deter them from overcoming the language barrier to...

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