(By Senators Craigo and Dittmar)

Congratulating John Wesley Coiner on achieving national recognition for volunteer service by receiving a Spirit of Community award for 2000.

Whereas, John Wesley Coiner, a student at Winfield Middle School, Winfield, Putnam County, has achieved national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2000 Prudential Spirit of Community award; and
Whereas, This prestigious award honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities; and
Whereas, John Wesley Coiner earned this award by giving generously of his time and energy to the "Kids in Bits Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program" for children with disabilities. This worthwhile program allows disabled children to learn about horses and their care. He has given up school sports in order to devote twelve hours a week to this program; and
Whereas, John Wesley Coiner is also involved in his local 4-H Club and helped to raise nearly $5,000 to purchase equipment; and
Whereas, The success of the State of West Virginia, the strength of our communities and the overall vitality of American society depend, in great measure, upon the dedication of young people like John Wesley Coiner who use their considerable talents and resources to serve others; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby congratulates John Wesley Coiner on his receipt of a Prudential Spirit of Community award and hereby recognizes his outstanding record of volunteer service and community spirit; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to John Wesley Coiner.