2001 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Nunnelee, Robertson

Senate Resolution 25


WHEREAS, Sara Peters is Mississippi Miss Hospitality 2000, and is at the midpoint of her year-long promotion of Mississippi's southern hospitality; and

WHEREAS, Peters, 19, of Tupelo, Mississippi, is a sophomore majoring in political science at Mississippi State University. Peters' activities while at MSU include: Student Association Senator, Mortor Board's Outstanding Sophomore of the Year, President's List, Stennis Scholar, Mississippi Model United Nations Leader, Vice President of Pre-Law Society, Lambda Sigma Honor Society and Personnel Chairman for Chi Omega Sorority. Peters was also selected to attend the Center for the Study of the Presidency Conference; and

WHEREAS, a graduate of Tupelo High School, she was a member of the All-State Choir, Varsity Chorus, Showchoir, National Honor Society, Harvard Model Congress, Mu Alpha Theta, Anchor Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Peters was also a Rotary Scholar and an ACT Scholar; and

WHEREAS, the preliminary to the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant is only the first pageant Peters has ever competed in. Only three months before the state pageant, she won the title of Tupelo/Lee County's Miss Hospitality. "There were so many other talented girls there, I just hoped to make the Top 10," Peters says about the state pageant. "I never expected to win"; and

WHEREAS, Peters enjoys volunteering for community activities such as Relay for Life, bell ringing for the Salvation Army and "Read Alouds" at local day cares. In her spare time, Peters enjoys playing the piano, singing, dancing and traveling; and

WHEREAS, Peters will represent Mississippi as the "Hospitality State" at functions across the country. She is expected to travel some 30,000 miles to promote tourism for the state; and

WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this talented young Mississippian, who brings honor to her school, her community and to the State of Mississippi:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Sara Peters of Tupelo, Mississippi, Miss Hospitality 2000, and wish her success in her reign as goodwill ambassador for the State of Mississippi.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Miss Hospitality in the Senate on March 21, 2001, as part of her year-long promotion of Mississippi southern hospitality across the state and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.