2007 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Gunn, Fleming

House Concurrent Resolution 15

(As Adopted by House)


     WHEREAS, Miss Taryn Leigh Foshee, daughter of Jim and Kathleen Foshee of Clinton, Mississippi, was crowned Miss Mississippi 2006 after competing against 42 other contestants in the Miss Mississippi Pageant held in Vicksburg; and

     WHEREAS, an active and outgoing student, Taryn graduated with honors from Hillcrest Christian School in 2003, where she served as Senior Class President, on the Honor Council, was inducted into the Hillcrest Hall of Fame and Who's Who Among American High School Students; and

     WHEREAS, currently enrolled at Mississippi State University, pursuing a bachelor of arts and science degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations, Taryn continues her involvement in student enhancement through organizations and affiliations such as Freshman Forum, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society, 2005 Recruitment Counselor, Public Relations Chair for MSU Pan-Hellenic Council, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Omega, MSU Shackouls Honors College, President's Scholar, Recipient of 2006 Hank Flick Outstanding Service Scholarship, host of MSU OnAir and President of Lambda Sigma Honor Society; and

     WHEREAS, a veteran competitor in the pageantry circuit, Miss Foshee's beauty, poise, grace and experience overwhelmingly impressed the panel of judges, thereby enabling her to capture this year's title after placing as second alternate and preliminary talent winner in years 2004 and 2005; and

     WHEREAS, as spokesperson for SON Valley, an assisted living community for adults with mental retardation, Miss Foshee created a presentational DVD for the organization and has spoken to numerous schools, churches and civic organizations promoting its empowering impact on the lives of those who are mentally challenged; and

     WHEREAS, now as Miss Mississippi, Taryn, who is an ardent advocate for increasing the quality of life for the mentally challenged, and who created the Adopt a Special Friend program for high school students, will travel the state establishing chapters of Students Against Destructive Decisions and promoting her platform of empowering young people to make good choices; and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, as evidenced by the beautiful and talented young lady, Miss Taryn Leigh Foshee:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Miss Taryn Leigh Foshee upon being crowned Miss Mississippi 2006 and extend to her our heartiest wishes for success in all her future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Miss Taryn Leigh Foshee and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.