2003 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Ford, Brown

House Resolution 60

(As Adopted by House)


     WHEREAS, Representative Eloise Hale Scott has served the citizens of House District 17, Lee County, Mississippi, since 1988; and

     WHEREAS, Representative Scott graduated from Mississippi State College for Women, currently Mississippi University for Women, with a bachelor's degree in home economics and also earned a master's degree from the University of Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, a former teacher, Representative Scott was selected as Mississippi Vocational Home Economics Teacher of the Year in 1982 and was a merit finalist and first runner-up as National Vocational Home Economics Teacher of the Year; and

     WHEREAS, Representative Scott's outstanding leadership abilities and high moral character was recognized when she was appointed Chairman of the Ethics Committee in 1999; and

     WHEREAS, Representative Scott currently serves on the Appropriations, Banks and Banking, Juvenile Justice Committees and also serves on the Education Committee, of which she is the former vice chair; and

     WHEREAS, throughout her legislative career Representative Scott has been instrumental in numerous efforts to improve education, ensure adequate funding for public schools, reduce classroom violence, promote economic development, provide better highways and help prepare young people for better paying jobs; and

     WHEREAS, in addition, Representative Scott has introduced significant legislation, including the Displaced Homemakers Act, Early Childhood Services Interagency Council and Advisory Committee, Equity in Vocational Education, Mississippi Center for Adult Literacy, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women and the Mississippi Literacy Resource Center; and

     WHEREAS, Representative Scott has received numerous honors and awards throughout her career, such as the 2002 NASDVTEC Distinguished Service Award; the 2002 National Association of State Directors of Careers and Technical Education Award; 2002 March of Dimes Citizen of the Year; Mississippi Displaced Homemaker Award; 2002 Mississippi Outstanding Woman of the Year by the President's Commission of Mississippi State University; Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award and the Public Elected Official Award; and

     WHEREAS, Representative Scott has been lovingly supported in all her endeavors by her husband, the late Lex Scott; their children, Kenny and Kimble; and three grandchildren; and

     WHEREAS, Representative Scott has honorably and humbly served the House of Representatives, personally sacrificing many hours attending to the affairs of the citizens of Lee County and the citizens of the State of Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, Representative Scott is highly respected and well liked by her colleagues and her presence in the House will certainly be missed:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and express our deepest appreciation to Representative Eloise Scott for her many outstanding contributions to the legislative process and the people of the State of Mississippi and extend our heartiest wishes for success in all her future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Representative Eloise Scott and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.