1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Williams
House Resolution 43
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE SENATOBIA HIGH SCHOOL LADY WARRIORS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THEIR PHENOMENAL 1996-1997 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Senatobia High School Lady Warriors Basketball Team finished the 1996-1997 season with an awesome record of 36 wins and only 3 losses; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Warriors did extremely well in the state playoffs this year, winning the Horn Lake Tournament, the Pontotoc Tournament, the District II Class 3A Championship, the North Mississippi Class 3A Championship and the Class 3A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, several of the Lady Warriors have been recognized for their hard work, dedication and superior play this season, including the naming of Dana Wages, Betsy Burkhead, Bethany Dukes, Felicia Newson, All District; Betsy Burkhead, All State Honorable Mention; Dana Wages, State All Star; Dana Wages and Betsy Burkhead, Lady Invitational of the South Scholar Athlete; and Dana Wages, Lindy Callahan Scholar Athlete Scholarship; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Warriors have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Bill Russell and Assistant Coach Troy Howell, who have broadened the Trojans' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Russell has brought additional honor to himself and to Senatobia High School by his being selected as the District II 3A Coach of the Year and the Mississippi Association of Coaches' Coach of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Warriors 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 Senatobia High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives 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, That we commend and congratulate the Senatobia High School Lady Warriors Basketball Team and Coach Bill Russell for their phenomenal 1996-1997 season, for winning the State 3A Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Senatobia High School, Coach Bill Russell and to members of the Capitol Press Corps.