2005 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Carmichael, Burton, Chaney, Dawkins, Frazier, Jackson (11th), Williamson
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING DEEDRA SIMS ON BEING SELECTED AS THE 2004 STATE GAMES OF MISSISSIPPI FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR.
WHEREAS, Deedra Sims of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was selected as the 2004 State Games of Mississippi Female Athlete of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the award seeks to honor those athletes who personify the ideals of the State Games movement, such as participation, sportsmanship, achievement, effort and positive attitude; and
WHEREAS, a first time participant in the State Games, Ms. Sims, who is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, participated in the equestrian event; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Sims represents a dedicated spirit, whose sportsmanship exhibited her interaction with her peers and her congratulatory remarks to her fellow athletes; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Sims is focused in her preparation for these events, has worked hard to master riding the horse by undergoing hippotherapy and is an all-around athlete; and
WHEREAS, Deedra Sims demonstrates the true spirit of the State Games of Mississippi as she is committed to doing her best, enjoys the competition and has respect for the athletes, volunteers and staff who work, plan and implement this annual classic; and
WHEREAS, it is with pride that we recognize and commend this young amateur athlete who has brought honor to her community and to her state:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Deedra Sims on being selected as the 2004 State Games of Mississippi Female Athlete of the Year and express our heartiest wishes for continued success in all her future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Deedra Sims and made available to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.