1997 Regular Session
By: Representatives Young, Bourdeaux, Horne, Robinson (63rd), Young, Bourdeaux, Horne, Robinson (84th), Young, Bourdeaux, Horne, Robinson (63rd)
House Resolution 30
(As Adopted by House)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING ALLEN WHIGHAM ON BEING NAMED THE 1996 MALE CITGO "ATHLETE OF THE YEAR" IN MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, Allen Whigham graduated in 1994 from Quitman High School where he was a member of the football, powerlifting and track and field teams; and
WHEREAS, Allen Whigham was recognized as the District Champion and South State Champion in powerlifting in 1993 and 1994 and the District Champion in the pole vault in 1994; and
WHEREAS, while attending Jones Junior College, Allen Whigham won the 1996 Track and Field State Championship in the 800 meter run; and
WHEREAS, Allen Whigham, a 21-year-old athlete from Waynesboro, Mississippi, competed in three powerlifting events and four track and field events at the 1996 State Games of Mississippi, winning six gold medals and one silver medal; and
WHEREAS, Allen Whigham repeated his 1995 victory by winning first place in the powerlifting bench press, dead lift and team competition; and
WHEREAS, Allen Whigham also showed his strength by winning the 100 meter and 200 meter runs and the 4 x 100 meter relay in track and field, which was quite a feat considering both competitions were held on the Saturday of the sportsfest weekend; and
WHEREAS, Allen Whigham participated in three of the last five State Games of Mississippi, winning a total of 17 gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal in powerlifting and track and field; and
WHEREAS, Allen Whigham was chosen as the male CITGO "Athlete of the Year" from 4,000 athletes who competed in the 1996 State Games of Mississippi held in Meridian, Mississippi, June 28-30; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi House of Representatives believes that it is most appropriate to commend excellence, especially when evidenced by an outstanding Mississippi athlete:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend Allen Whigham on being presented the 1996 male CITGO "Athlete of the Year" award and wish him many more years of health, happiness and success in all his athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Allen Whigham and to members of the Capitol Press Corps.