1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Farris
Senate Concurrent Resolution 560
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING JOSHUA BROCK, AN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT AT FORREST COUNTY AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL, UPON BEING NAMED A FINALIST IN THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS PROGRAM.
WHEREAS, Joshua Brock, 15, an outstanding student at Forrest County Agricultural High School, has been named as one of Mississippi's top high school student volunteers in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program recognizing young people for outstanding, self-initiated community service; and
WHEREAS, Joshua will receive a bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion from Prudential at a local ceremony; and
WHEREAS, this prestigious award, presented by The Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities; and
WHEREAS, volunteer activities were judged on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth, and Joshua Brock's volunteer activity was the initiation of a beautification project that involved planting trees and flowers around town; and
WHEREAS, the awards are part of a broad initiative by Prudential to encourage young people to become more involved in community service and is endorsed by the American Association of School Administrators, the National Middle School Association, the Council of the Great City Schools, Boys & Girls clubs of America, the National 4-H Council and the National School Public Relations Association; and
WHEREAS, the success of Mississippi, the strength of our communities, and the overall vitality of American society depend, in great measure, upon the dedication of young people like Joshua who use their considerable talents and resources to serve others:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Joshua Brock of Forrest County Agricultural High School upon being named a finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this Resolution be presented to Joshua Brock and made available to the Principal of Forrest County Agricultural High School and members of the Capitol Press Corps.