HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.C.R. NO.

172

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 


HOUSE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

 

urging the STATE of hawaii's board of education to change the school name of noelani elementary school to president barack Hussein obama II elementary school and/or to change the school name of president william mckinley high school to president barack hussein obama ii high school.

 

 

 


WHEREAS, it is of great significance that a kamaāina son of Hawaii, born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands be elected as the 44th president of the United States of America; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 20, 2009, marked the inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama II as the 44th president of the United States of America; and

 

WHEREAS, an appropriate tribute to mark the election of the first U.S. President from Hawaii would be to name an educational institution for him; and

 

WHEREAS, the Hawaii State Board of Education and the Hawaii State Department of Education determines the names of Hawaii public schools; and

 

WHEREAS, President Barack Hussein Obama II began his education at Noelani Elementary School and graduated from Punahou School; and

 

WHEREAS, President William McKinley High School was named after an individual influential in the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the United States of America; and

 

WHEREAS, President Barack Hussein Obama II serves as an inspiration of hope and leadership for Hawaii and future generations; and

 

WHEREAS, President Barack Hussein Obama II's roots to Hawaii will encourage the world to learn more and experience Hawaii's unique and rich island-culture, beauty, diversity and spirit of aloha; and

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2009, the Senate concurring, that the Hawaii State Board of Education and Superintendant of Education are urged to change the name of Noelani Elementary School to President Barack Hussein Obama II Elementary School and/or to change the name of President William McKinley High School to President Barack Hussein Obama II High School; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the members of the Hawaii State Board of Education and Superintendant of Education.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

Noelani School and McKinley High School; Name Change