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H.Res. 1024: Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Terrance Newton.


The text of the resolution below is as of Apr 4, 2022 (Introduced).


IV

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 1024

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 4, 2022

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

RESOLUTION

Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Terrance Newton.

Whereas Dr. Terrance Newton, or Newt, was a loving husband and father, a dedicated principal, and committed public servant to the students, teachers, and parents of the Red Clay School District;

Whereas Dr. Newton, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, overcame violence and poverty, and established himself as a pillar of the community through the support of his mother, Marie L. Hammond-Newton;

Whereas Dr. Newton graduated from Delaware State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology, and became a youth rehabilitative counselor at Ferris School, a detention center for incarcerated youth;

Whereas Dr. Newton returned to Delaware State for his master’s and his doctoral degrees, becoming the first in his family to earn a doctoral degree;

Whereas Dr. Newton worked in several schools in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and became principal of Warner Elementary School in Wilmington in 2019;

Whereas Dr. Newton understood the challenges his students faced and resolved to help them overcome these challenges;

Whereas Dr. Newton deeply cared for his students and maintained relationships with them based on love and mutual admiration;

Whereas Dr. Newton gained national recognition for his innovative school initiatives, including starting an in-school barbershop for students and leading efforts to provide Christmas gifts for students in need;

Whereas Dr. Newton possessed more than 17 years of experience in education, and helped shape the lives of many young students;

Whereas Dr. Newton was a beloved member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.;

Whereas Dr. Newton was resilient, determined, and persevered against all odds; and

Whereas Dr. Terrance Newton passed away on March 21, 2022, and it is fitting that the House of Representatives recognizes him for his career and contributions to education in Delaware: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

honors the life and legacy of Dr. Terrance Newton;

(2)

extends its heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Terrance Newton; and

(3)

commends Dr. Terrance Newton for his commitment to education, students, their families, and to the Delaware community at large.