1997 Regular Session
By: Representatives Wells-Smith, Broomfield, Endt, Guice, Hamilton, Maples, Read
House Resolution 40
(As Adopted by House)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING CAMILLE WADDELL UPON HER MANY HONORS AND MEDALS WON IN SWIMMING COMPETITION.
WHEREAS, Camille Waddell, the 35-year-old daughter of Carol and Norman Waddell, competed in the Paralympics Games F-5 in Atlanta, Georgia, August 15-25, 1996, winning a Gold Medal in the 100-meter Breaststroke, Category S-5, breaking her own world record by over one second; and
WHEREAS, in Atlanta, Camille also placed fourth in both the 200-meter Individual Medley and the 50-meter Butterfly; won a Bronze Medal as a member of the Women's 200-meter Freestyle Relay and a Silver Medal in the 200-meter Medley Relay; and
WHEREAS, Camille did very well when she competed in the 1992 Paralympic Games held in Barcelona, Spain, winning a Silver Medal in the 50-meter Freestyle and a Gold Medal in the 100-meter Breaststroke, Category S-5, setting a world record; and
WHEREAS, a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Camille graduated in 1983 from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree; and
WHEREAS, in spite of a challenged lifestyle, Camille is self-supporting as the owner of Swim-n-Stuff, a retail swim store in Pensacola, Florida, where she now resides; and
WHEREAS, Camille's courage and determination are characteristic of her many achievements and she is a shining example of a life filled with self-respect and accomplishments:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Camille Waddell on her many honors and medals won in swimming competition and we hereby express our sincere best wishes for her continued success in all her future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Camille Waddell, Carol and Norman Waddell, the Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, Florida, the Mississippi Press, Pascagoula, Mississippi, and to members of the Capitol Press Corps.