2002 Regular Session
By: Representative Perkins, Whittington
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE RETIRED TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE GREENWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THEIR YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE.
WHEREAS, the following persons will retire from the Greenwood Public School District in 2002 after giving many years of their time and service to the youth of the Greenwood Public School District and the citizens of Greenwood: Leroy Byars, high school principal; Rebecca Harris, elementary school teacher; Juanita Jordan, elementary school teacher; Ramona Lewis, elementary school teacher; Carmen Lyons, elementary school teacher; Thomas Mays, secondary school teacher; Nancy Tollison, elementary school teacher; Ethel Garner, bookkeeper; and Emma West, bus driver; and
WHEREAS, the retired employees of the Greenwood School District are responsible for having prepared and groomed an entire generation of future doctors, lawyers, nurses, politicians, teachers, leaders, role models and President of the United States to face the challenges and victories that the future holds in store for this great nation of ours; and
WHEREAS, through tireless dedication and loving patience the retired employees of the Greenwood School District have made Mississippi a greater state by educating our children to become productive, God-fearing, responsible citizens who will write the next chapter in the book of Mississippi's history; and
WHEREAS, we, the entire citizenry of the State of Mississippi, owe an immeasurable debt to the retired employees of the Greenwood School District who have passed on the torch of education as they move on to the lighter days of their awaited retirement; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to commend excellence especially when evidenced by people who have dedicated so many years of their lives to developing and cultivating the minds and bodies of the many young Mississippians with whom they have come in contact during their illustrious careers:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby recognize, commend and congratulate all those educators, faculty and staff members of the Greenwood School District who will retire in 2002 after giving so many years of dedicated service in educating the youth of this state.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Board of Trustees of the Greenwood School District, each of the retirees and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.