2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Martinson, Baker (74th), Blackmon, Coleman (65th), Denny, Fleming, Gunn, Smith (27th)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL LADY TITANS SOCCER TEAM UPON WINNING THE 2002-2003 AND 2003-2004 MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION (MHSAA) CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Ridgeland High School Lady Titans Soccer Team, a source of pride and inspiration for all the citizens of Ridgeland, Mississippi, and Madison County, attained its second consecutive 4A State Girls Soccer Championship; and
WHEREAS, throughout the regular seasons and playoffs, the Lady Titans fought and defeated many well-contended teams, and captured the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State Championship for the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons; and
WHEREAS, during these past two seasons, no other high school team in the State of Mississippi has ever accomplished this in the history of the MHSAA in their first two years of athletic competition; and
WHEREAS, the Ridgeland High School Lady Titans outscored their opponents by a remarkable 90 to 26 goals, compiled an overall record of 18-4-1 and were the highest ranked 4A girls soccer program in the State of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their fine, dedicated and superior play and their hard work this season, including the naming of Rachel Givan as 4A Player of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the Ridgeland High School Lady Titans have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Josh Avenmarg, who has broadened the Lady Titans' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Josh Avenmarg has brought additional honor to himself and to Ridgeland High School by being named 4A Coach of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Titans have been supported in their athletic endeavors and can attribute much of their success to the many parents, fans and supporters whose moral and spiritual encouragement have remained fervent throughout the season; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Titans have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to Ridgeland High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced 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, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Ridgeland High School Lady Titans Soccer Team and their coach, Head Coach Josh Avenmarg, for their phenomenal 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons, for winning two consecutive MHSAA Class 4A State Championships and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ridgeland High School, Head Coach Josh Avenmarg and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.