87R10289 BHH-D
  By: Holland H.R. No. 236
         WHEREAS, Austin Taylor of Fate was awarded the President's
  Volunteer Service Gold Award in August 2020, the second time he has
  received this prestigious accolade; and
         WHEREAS, The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes
  individuals who have given generously of their time and talents to
  improve their communities and enhance the quality of life for their
  fellow citizens; to earn the gold level award, recipients must
  perform more than 250 hours of service within a 12-month period; and
         WHEREAS, A junior at Rockwall High School, Mr. Taylor has
  distinguished himself by volunteering 885 hours over the past three
  years; he has already been presented with two presidential service
  awards and has qualified for a third; in addition to his involvement
  with such philanthropic groups as Lone Star CASA, Rainbow Room,
  Bikes for Tykes, and North Texas Giving Day, he has demonstrated
  exceptional dedication to STEM education and the nonprofit
  organization FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science &
  Technology); and
         WHEREAS, The founder of both a FIRST LEGO League team for
  elementary students and a FIRST Tech Challenge team for middle
  school students, Mr. Taylor teaches robotics skills, leads
  practices, and accompanies the young competitors to FIRST events;
  moreover, he has met with both state and federal legislators to
  advocate for STEM funding and awareness for Title I schools,
  recognition of STEM Gals Day, and the passage of the Christa
  McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, which will help fund
  FIRST programs; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Terry and Danna Taylor, Austin Taylor is
  an officer for Rockwall High's FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1296
  - Full Metal Jackets; he serves as a student ambassador and holds
  certifications in OSHA and CPR procedures to fulfill official
  duties at FIRST events; and
         WHEREAS, Austin Taylor's remarkable initiative and
  dedication have earned him the respect and admiration of his family
  and community, and he is truly deserving of special recognition;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Austin Taylor on receiving his
  second President's Volunteer Service Gold Award and extend to him
  sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Taylor as expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.