1999 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Harvey, Thames
Senate Concurrent Resolution 522
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND HELEN MILLOY OF COVINGTON COUNTY UPON BEING NAMED A MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD RECIPIENT.
WHEREAS, the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards Program, established in 1987, provides public recognition and financial rewards to teachers, principals and other education professionals who are furthering excellence in education; and
WHEREAS, the nominees must have distinguished achievement in developing innovative educational curricula, programs or teaching methods, outstanding ability to instill in students sound values and self-confidence, commitment to professional development and excellence, and outstanding ability to develop children's understanding of the direct bearing that classroom activities and real world activities have on one another; and
WHEREAS, the nominees are selected by a blue-ribbon panel chosen by the State Department of Education; and
WHEREAS, Helen Milloy of Collins, Mississippi, has been an educator for 25 years; and
WHEREAS, the Hopewell Elementary principal was one of four Mississippi educators to win the 1998 Milken Family Foundations National Educator Awards; and
WHEREAS, Milken award nominees are secretly nominated by colleagues and are told of the honor in a surprise presentation; and
WHEREAS, the Milken Foundation gives the awards in 38 states, with Mississippi having been a participant state since 1991; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Milloy joins 40 other Mississippi educators who have been honored; and
WHEREAS, she will receive an expense-paid trip to Los Angeles in June of 1999; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Milloy is praised by students and teachers alike, who appreciate her care, concern and supportiveness; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence and dedication to the State of Mississippi, especially when evidenced by Mississippi's foremost educators:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Ms. Helen Milloy upon her selection as a recipient of a 1998 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ms. Helen Milloy and the Capitol Press Corps.