2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Smith (59th), Baker (8th), Moore, Rogers (61st), Weathersby, Gunn
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING ASHLEY GUNN UPON RECEIVING A PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD, AND ON HER OUTSTANDING RECORD OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE, PEER LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT.
WHEREAS, Ashley Gunn of Brandon, Mississippi, an eighteen-year-old senior at Jackson Preparatory School, has achieved national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2006 Prudential Spirit of Community Award; and
WHEREAS, this prestigious award, presented by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities; and
WHEREAS, Miss Gunn earned this award by dedicating herself in time and effort to founding a nonprofit organization to buy and repair abandoned homes, recruit student volunteers to repair and remodel the structures and offer them to underprivileged families at below market prices; and
WHEREAS, as Chairman of "Students Aiding Indigent Families," Ashley has assembled a board of directors, registered with the IRS, prepared marketing materials and recruited some 200 students to help with renovations; and
WHEREAS, the success of the State of Mississippi, the strength of our communities, and the overall vitality of American society depend, in great measure, upon the dedication of young people like Miss Gunn, who use their considerable talents and resources to serve others; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives 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 Ashley Gunn upon receiving a Prudential Spirit of Community Award, on her outstanding record of volunteer service, peer leadership and community spirit, and extend best wishes for continued success in all her future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ashley Gunn and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.