1998 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representatives Holden, Chaney, Flaggs

House Concurrent Resolution 78

(As Adopted by House and Senate)


WHEREAS, Miss Myra Barginear, a native of Grenada, Mississippi, was selected as Miss Mississippi 1997; and

WHEREAS, Miss Barginear recently graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in chemistry and plans to obtain a degree in medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and

WHEREAS, on September 13, 1997, Miss Barginear, representing Mississippi in the Miss America Pageant, was a top ten finalist and second alternate to Miss America; and

WHEREAS, working with Ouida Bass and Georgette Reims, Miss Barginear has had vocal training for the past ten years and over 16 years of dance training, studying with Broadway's own Tommy Tune and Tom Pocase; and

WHEREAS, Miss Barginear has performed throughout the Southeast in over 30 theatrical productions and performed at Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals, Hershey Park and Houston's Opera House; and

WHEREAS, Miss Barginear founded the A.N.G.E.L. Program, an acronym for Adolescents Need Guidance, Encouragement and Love, which is a mentoring program for youth adolescents; and

WHEREAS, along with her reign as Miss Mississippi, Miss Barginear has received numerous awards, receiving the C. Everett Koop's U.S. Surgeon General's Health Awareness Promotion Award, winning the "Southerner" Regional and the State Science Fair, being named Mobile County's Young Woman of the Year, being selected to Who's Who Among American College Students and earning the title, "Greek Woman of the Year"; and

WHEREAS, Miss Barginear has devoted time and energy to several community service projects, including serving as the spokesperson for Southeastern United States Transplant Organization, as a C.A.S.A. volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and working with "Into the Streets," a mentoring program for disadvantaged youth; and

WHEREAS, the Legislature believes that it is most appropriate to pay special tribute to such a remarkable young woman as Miss Myra Barginear, a great pride to our state, for her outstanding representation during her reign as Miss Mississippi:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend Miss Mississippi 1997, Miss Myra Barginear, whose reign has brought honor to Mississippi for her community involvement and congratulate her for being named second alternate to Miss America.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we do hereby express to Miss Barginear our appreciation for her dedication to this state and extend our heartiest wishes for success in all her future endeavors.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Miss Myra Barginear and to the Capitol Press Corps.