JACKSON – The Mayor and Council recognized education and the Jackson Liberty High School Lions Cheer Squad during a recent Council session.
Each member of the team received a certificate from Mayor Michael Reina. “I want to acknowledge the Jackson Liberty High School competition this year 2023 accomplishments. Eight-time local champions, four local grand champions, next level national champions.”
The mayor noted numerous tournament champion victories before the presentation was made. “Outstanding, well done. Congratulations on a phenomenal job. Don’t stop – this is just another step in your future,” he added.
“I want to congratulate the Lions Cheer Squad for their team spirit and their coaches as well,” Councilman Nino Borrelli said.
Councilman Scott Sargent also congratulated the cheer squad on their “good job this year.”
“Congratulations to our cheerleaders. It is great to see them make Jackson proud with their accomplishments and congratulations to their coaches,” Council Vice President Steven Chisholm added.
Education and Sharing Day (April 2) was also commemorated, and Council President Martin Flemming read the proclamation. The day was established by the United States Congress in honor of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
It calls for increased focus on education, and recognizes the lifelong efforts of the Rebbe for education. Since 1978, Education and Sharing Day, USA, has been proclaimed by the president each year on the Rebbe’s birthday on the Jewish calendar, 11 Nissan, which is four days before Passover and thus generally can fall between March 21 and April 21.
The Rebbe was an advocate for children and spoke about the need for each child to be given an education that would offer them the opportunities to succeed. He also spoke about the need for education to focus not only on academic achievements but also on character building.
His emissaries established a network of several thousand Jewish schools and educational centers in the United States and worldwide. The Rebbe often argued that the most important part of a child’s education is instilling in him or her awareness of a supreme being and a law higher than mankind’s or “fear or love of a force greater than man.”
The President issues an annual proclamation which along with local proclamations calls on citizens to follow the example set by the Rebbe and focus on education and betterment of society.
Per tradition, Rabbi Shmuel Naparstek of Chabad of Jackson accepted the proclamation from the Mayor and Council.