1998 Regular Session
By: Representative Grist
House Concurrent Resolution 130
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE BRUCE HIGH SCHOOL LADY TROJANS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Bruce High School Lady Trojans Basketball Team finished the 1997-1998 season with an outstanding record of 32 wins and only 5 losses; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Trojans competed in several tournaments, winning the Lafayette All-Girls Tournament, the South Pontotoc Tournament, the Houlka Invitational Tournament, and the Vardaman Tournament; and
WHEREAS, with a division record of 6 wins and only 1 loss, the Lady Trojans participated in the state playoffs, winning the Division Tournament, the North Half State Tournament and the Class 2A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their hard work, dedication and superior play this season including the naming of Takela Corbitt, Chassidy Jackson, Melody Petty and Erica Kelly to All-Division; the naming of Takela Corbitt, Chassidy Jackson and Melody Petty to All-North Half State; the naming of Takela Corbitt, Chassidy Jackson and Erica Kelly to All-State; and the selection of Takela Corbitt for The Clarion-Ledger "Dandy Dozen," twice for The Clarion-Ledger "Player of the Week" and as Division Most Valuable Player; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Trojans have been superbly coached by Ralph Stallings, who has broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, the Trojans 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 coach and bring honor to Bruce High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the 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 commend and congratulate the Bruce High School Lady Trojans Basketball Team and their coach, Ralph Stallings, for their outstanding 1997-1998 season, for winning the Class 2A State Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Bruce High School, Coach Ralph Stallings and the Capitol Press Corps.