05-R 272

2005 -- H 6497

Enacted 05/17/05


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Representatives Gemma, and Gorham

     Date Introduced: May 17, 2005



     WHEREAS, Seven decades ago, Aldrich High School opened their doors for the first

time. Aldrich, built in 1935, was the second high school built in Warwick, and was necessary in

order to accommodate the community's burgeoning population; and

     WHEREAS, The school was dedicated and named after United States Senator Nelson

Wilmarth Aldrich, who was born on November 6, 1841 in Foster, Rhode Island. An influential

Republican and self-made man, Senator Aldrich was a descendant of Roger Williams and had

been educated in the local "common" schools. He represented Rhode Islanders in the United

States Senate for thirty years, having also served for one term in Congress and two terms in the

Rhode Island Legislature; and

     WHEREAS, In 1955, the school changed to become a Junior High School, but creating

outstanding educational experiences for Warwick's children remained their first priority; and

     WHEREAS, For seventy continuous years of providing an exemplary education for all

Aldrich students, and for providing positive contributions to the quality of life for the citizens of

Warwick, the teachers, students and parents of Aldrich Junior High School are wholly deserving

of our praise and recognition; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby recognizes the 70th Anniversary of Aldrich Junior High School.

We congratulate the administration, staff, students and their families for working together to build

an outstanding educational experience and for their commitment to excellence; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Aldrich Junior High School in Warwick,

Rhode Island.