State of South Dakota  

636U0794   HOUSE COMMEMORATION   NO.  1081  

Introduced by:    Representatives Feinstein, Hawks, Hickey, Kirschman, and Soli and Senator Soholt

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Congratulating and honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

    WHEREAS, Daniel Schmidtman, a student at Sioux Falls Washington High School, has achieved national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award; and

    WHEREAS, this prestigious award, presented by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities; and

    WHEREAS, Daniel Schmidtman earned this award by giving generously of his time and energy to Servant 3, a group he started to fight world hunger, locally and globally. As his group grew, they would meet once a month to have fun and work on a variety of volunteer projects such as a hunger walkathon, feeding the homeless, and stuffing backpacks for shipment to third world countries; and

    WHEREAS, the success of the state of South Dakota, the strength of its communities, and the overall vitality of American society depend, in great measure, upon the dedication of young people like Daniel Schmidtman who use their considerable talents and resources to serve others:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature congratulates Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of a Prudential Spirit of Community Award, recognizes his outstanding record of volunteer service, peer leadership, and community spirit, and extends best wishes for his continued success and happiness.