2002 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Malone

House Resolution 76


     WHEREAS, Elizabeth Lauren Brinson, native of Florence, Mississippi, and daughter of Mike and Constance Brinson, has accomplished much throughout her education; and

     WHEREAS, a senior at Florence High School, Elizabeth actively participates in various scholarly and extracurricular activities, including:  Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Drunk Driving, Literary Club, Spanish Club, Choir, Show Choir and Select Show Choir; and

     WHEREAS, Elizabeth, in efforts to broaden her educational horizons, traveled to Italy to study the Italian language and culture; and

     WHEREAS, also studying the Italian operatic singer, Elizabeth was lodged as a guest at the Pope's Palace in Tuscany; and

     WHEREAS, for excelling in academics and displaying qualities of leadership and citizenship, Elizabeth was selected as one of the two Eisenhower Foundation Scholar recipients for the State of Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, Elizabeth is active in various church and civic activities, volunteering her time to teach reading skills to illiterate Mississippians, collecting and distributing used eyeglasses for the underprivileged, and even spreading the joy of Christmas by providing gifts to less fortunate children at her own expense; and

     WHEREAS, having served as a page in the Mississippi House of Representatives for Representative Bennett Malone, Elizabeth has been recognized in her school and community as an outstanding young Mississippian; and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi 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, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Elizabeth Lauren Brinson on her many accomplishments and extend our heartiest wishes for success in all her future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Elizabeth Lauren Brinson and members of the Capitol Press Corps.