HJ182: Commending Westfield High School.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 182

Offered February 4, 2020
Commending Westfield High School.
Patrons-- Delaney and Cole, M.L.

WHEREAS, Westfield High School, a dynamic public institution of learning in Chantilly for grades nine through 12, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020; and

WHEREAS, opening its doors in September 2000, Westfield High School became the 24th high school in the Fairfax County Public Schools system and has since excelled at providing a quality educational experience for its students; and

WHEREAS, located on a 159-acre site in an award-winning building, Westfield High School offers a welcoming and supportive environment conducive to learning and community involvement; and

WHEREAS, Westfield High School is dedicated to the academic success of all its students, with advanced placement courses, career and technical education programs, and ESOL classes supporting each student’s needs; and

WHEREAS, recognizing the value of the arts to a well-rounded education, Westfield High School fosters its creative and expressive community of students with special facilities, including photography labs, a fully equipped television studio, and a publications lab, as well as fine arts and performing arts programs; and

WHEREAS, numerous extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports teams at Westfield High School cultivate a sense of unity and school spirit, while motivating students to succeed both in and out of the classroom; and

WHEREAS, over the years, Westfield High School’s academic, artistic, and athletic accomplishments have earned it recognition on the district, regional, state, national, and international levels, making the school a source of pride for the entire Fairfax community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Westfield High School, an institution upholding the distinguished reputation of Fairfax County Public Schools, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Anthony Copeland, principal of Westfield High School, as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the school’s achievements and contributions to Fairfax and the Commonwealth.