2002 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Ketchings

House Resolution 37

(As Adopted by House)


     WHEREAS, the Natchez High School Choir, under the tutelage of Ms. Joyce T. Arceneaux, has brought much recognition to Natchez High School, boasting a magnificent record of superiors in performances and being a show favorite in choral competition; and

     WHEREAS, having been placed on the "Wall of Fame" by the Mississippi High School Activities Association for consecutive superior ratings over a three-year period since 1998, the Natchez High School Choir has traveled extensively within and outside of the state, gaining much notoriety with every performance; and

     WHEREAS, participating in numerous choral festivals and musical clinics, which has boosted its reputation, the Natchez High School Choir has competed against schools from across the nation and obtained national recognition in the Washington, D.C.,  Festival of Music and New York, New York Festival of Music; and

     WHEREAS, under the superb direction of Ms. Arceneaux, who has enhanced and refined the students' skills in performance, the Natchez High School Choir consists of seven categories including: SSA Chorus, TTBB Chorus, Concert Chorus, Quartet, Sextet, Mixed Ensemble and Madrigal Singers, all of which have experienced the joy of gaining superior ratings and rankings as "Best in Class"; and

     WHEREAS, the Natchez High School Choir has been fortunate to enjoy overwhelming cooperation, assistance and support, both moral and financial from the students' parents, the Natchez High School faculty, the Natchez-Adams School District, the community at large, area churches, the Natchez High PTA and "Friends of Natchez Singers"; and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi to recognize and commend excellence, especially when exhibited 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 do hereby commend and congratulate the Natchez High School Choir and its Director, Ms. Joyce T. Arceneaux, on their many outstanding accomplishments and extend to the choir our heartiest wishes for success in all its future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ms. Joyce T. Arceneaux on behalf of the Natchez High School Choir and the members of the Capitol Press Corps.