2005 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Walley, Albritton, Michel, Burton, Chaney, Frazier, Little

Senate Concurrent Resolution 529

(As Adopted by Senate and House)


     WHEREAS, Waynesboro, Mississippi, is the proud home of Miss Jalin Wood, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Wood, who was crowned Miss Mississippi 2004 after competing against thirty-nine other contestants in the Miss Mississippi Pageant held in Vicksburg; and

     WHEREAS, serving as Miss Mississippi, Jalin appeared at numerous events across our state, promoting tourism and economic development, welcoming people from all over the world to Mississippi, and sharing her "southern hospitality" as an official ambassador for her home state; and

     WHEREAS, an active and outgoing student, Jalin graduated as Salutatorian from Wayne Academy in 1999 and summa cum laude from Mississippi College in 2003, holding a bachelor of science degree in chemistry; and

     WHEREAS, while at Mississippi College, Miss Wood was the chemistry honors leader, researching drugs with anti-HIV activity and presented her work at the American Chemical Society National Convention in New Orleans, as well as in Memphis and Atlanta; and

     WHEREAS, having participated in Laguna and Nenamoosha social tribes, Miss Wood actively represented her fellow students at Mississippi College as a freshman senator, sophomore homecoming maid, Mississippi College cheerleader, member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi, Mortar Board, Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, Student Alumni Association and as Treasurer of the American Chemical Society; and

     WHEREAS, a champion quarter horse exhibitor, Jalin's beauty, poise and grace has been featured in several fashion magazines, including:  Cosmopolitan, Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, In Style, Glamour and Seventeen; and

     WHEREAS, now as Miss Mississippi, Jalin, who founded R.E.S.P.E.C.T (Realizing that Every Situation Produces Eventual Consequences . . . Think), will continue her travels establishing chapters of Students Against Destructive Decisions and promoting her platform of empowering young people to make good choices; and

     WHEREAS, as Mississippi's Miss Hospitality 2001, Miss Wood traveled throughout the state and country promoting Mississippi's tourism, industry and economic development; and

     WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize the dedication and outstanding presentation that this young Mississippian has made for her home state:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Jalin Wood, Miss Mississippi 2004, for her dedicated and outstanding service as unofficial ambassador for our state during her reign, and extend to her and her family the best wishes of the Legislature for success in her future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Jalin Wood and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.