2001 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Nicholson, Horne, Robinson (84th), Stringer

House Concurrent Resolution 82

(As Adopted by House and Senate)


WHEREAS, Miss Ashley Carla Walters, daughter of Tina P. Vaughn and Edwin C. Walters, Jr., was crowned Miss Newton County 2001 and will compete this summer in the Miss Mississippi pageant; and

WHEREAS, Miss Walters, born on March 31, 1982, lived in Jackson, Mississippi, until 1994 when her family moved to Newton, Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, Miss Walters was very active during her high school years at Newton Academy and graduated salutatorian of her class; and

WHEREAS, Miss Walters activities at Newton Academy included a number of clubs and organizations such as the Lady General's Softball Team, Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, School Newspaper, National Honor Society and many others; and

WHEREAS, Miss Walters received numerous awards throughout her high school career including being named to the Headmaster's List, Who's Who of American High School Students, winner of the Be Your Best Self Award, Beauty Award in the Beauty and Beau Pageant, recipient of awards for the highest grade point average in health and computer classes and recipient of an East Central Community College Scholarship; and

WHEREAS, in addition to her many accomplishments, Miss Walters also completed her first year of college at East Central Community College simultaneously with her senior year of high school at Newton Academy; and

WHEREAS, Miss Walters plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi, where she intends to major in nutrition; and

WHEREAS, at the age of eight, Miss Walters was diagnosed with an incurable disease and has since lived her life as an insulin dependent diabetic; and

WHEREAS, as Miss Newton County 2001, Miss Walters has chosen Diabetes Awareness as her platform; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence especially when evidenced by young, beautiful, talented, intelligent and courageous women such as Miss Walters:

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 Miss Ashley Carla Walters upon being named Miss Newton County 2001 and extend our heartiest wishes for success in all her future endeavors.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Miss Ashley Carla Walters and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.