SENATE MEMORIAL 35
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
DECLARING FEBRUARY 21, 2019 "NEW MEXICO MESA DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, New Mexico MESA, incorporated, a nonprofit organization, is a mathematics, engineering and science achievement program; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico MESA, in partnership with schools and universities, promotes educational enrichment for pre-college students from historically underrepresented ethnic groups; and
WHEREAS, currently, New Mexico MESA is in over one hundred schools statewide and has grown dramatically since its introduction in 1982 in six schools; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico MESA provides thousands of middle, junior high and high school students with year-round support and career guidance; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico MESA activities include tutoring, advanced study, college and career counseling, field trips, academic competitions, leadership workshops, summer programs, scholarship incentives, community service and teacher professional development; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico MESA provides support not only to students but also to their teachers, families and communities; and
WHEREAS, through the efforts of New Mexico MESA, participating students receive the educational enrichment experiences and practical help that they need to achieve academic excellence and prepare for college majors in mathematics, engineering and the sciences;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 21, 2019 be declared "New Mexico MESA Day" in the senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that New Mexico MESA, incorporated, be recognized and applauded for its dedication to preparing minority students for careers in mathematics, engineering and the sciences; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to New Mexico MESA, incorporated.
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