Town of Purcellville Virginia
WHEREAS, this proclamation honors Patrick Henry College faculty, staff, and students who have and continue to exemplify exceptional character, unity and community values which embody the spirit of the Town of Purcellville; and
WHEREAS, in July of this year, Patrick Henry College students won the 8th Annual Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Geneva, Switzerland; and
WHEREAS, Michael Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, coached the team of juniors, William Bock and Helaina Hirsch, to victory;
WHEREAS, this dynamic team brought home the College’s 9th of the last 12 American Moot Court Association National Championship, cementing the smaller college as a legal debate powerhouse regularly facing larger and well recognized schools,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that he Purcellville Town Council does hereby proclaim Wednesday, September 28, 2016 as PATRICK HENRY COLLEGE DAY in honor of this outstanding achievement.
Signed by Kwasi A. Fraser, Mayor of the Town of Purcellville
Attested by Diana Hays, Clerk of Council