1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Mitchell
House Concurrent Resolution 151
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE MYRTLE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING 1996-1997 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Myrtle High School Boys Basketball Team finished the 1996-1997 season with an outstanding record of 34 wins and 6 losses; and
WHEREAS, the Hawks did very well in tournament play this year, winning the State 1A Championship, the Division Championship, the Union County Championship, the Myrtle Invitational Tournament and the Ingomar Invitational Tournament; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their fine, dedicated play, including the naming of LaKendrick Bailey, Felix Berry and Lee Berry to All-North Half and All-Division, and the selection of LaKendrick Bailey to All-State; and
WHEREAS, the Hawks have been well coached and inspired by Head Coach Elvis Thomas and Assistant Coach Jeff McKinney, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Elvis Thomas has brought additional honor to himself and to the school by being selected as the Coach of the Year in 1995; and
WHEREAS, the Hawks have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect a great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to their school; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced by the youth of our state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Myrtle High School Hawks Boys Basketball Team and their coaches, Head Coach Elvis Thomas and Assistant Coach Jeff McKinney, for their outstanding 1996-1997 season, for winning the State Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Myrtle High School, Head Coach Elvis Thomas and Assistant Coach Jeff McKinney.