R 120
2018 -- S 2642
Enacted 03/20/2018

S E N A T E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Senators Lombardi, Jabour, Ruggerio, Metts, and Archambault
Date Introduced: March 20, 2018

     WHEREAS, Since its founding on March 20, 1843, Classical High School has compiled
a one hundred seventy-five year tradition of academic rigor, coupled with an unwavering
commitment to instilling in its pupils all of the traits essential to the development of character,
citizenship and scholarship; and
     WHEREAS, Classical is an academically stimulating college preparatory examination
school that strives to affect and endow future leaders of our local and the global communities
with the essential knowledge and resilience to build a better tomorrow; and
     WHEREAS, Serving a diverse community of students, Classical High School "honors the
dignity of all through high expectations, humility and grace"; and
      WHEREAS, As one of the country's top high schools, Classical integrates "a rich and
challenging program of study in the arts, sciences, languages and humanities," as well as a wide
variety of extracurricular activities; and
     WHEREAS, The accomplishments and strides signified by the award of a 2017 "Blue
Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School" designation by the United States Department of
Education is a clear indication of the positive impact Classical High School is having on the
educational experience of Rhode Island's young people, and will be felt for many years to come;
now, therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
hereby proudly recognizes the 175th Anniversary of the founding of Classical High School and
moreover thanks the Administration and Staff for their uncompromising dedication to excellence
in education, and their devotion to the well-being of generations of young people; and be it
     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Mr. Scott D. Barr, Principal of Classical High