NO. R-180.  House concurrent resolution honoring the 2003 senior and junior division winners of the Miss Vermont National Teen-Ager competition.

(H.C.R.115)

Offered by:  Representatives Houston of Ferrisburgh and Clark of Vergennes.

Whereas, America’s National Teen-Ager competition honors the outstanding achievements of young women from across America, and since 1971, participants on both the state and national levels have been the recipients of over $120 million in college scholarships, and

Whereas, while other pageants for young women are essentially beauty contests, America’s National Teen-Ager is designed to be a positive life experience for the participants where academic achievement, community involvement, communication and leadership skills, and individuality are the criteria upon which awards are based, and

Whereas, the 2003 award winners of the state-level Miss Vermont National Teen-Ager crown are two outstanding young women, and

Whereas, in the senior division, the award winner is Lindsay Gallison of Ferrisburgh who has the distinction of being the first Vermonter to have won the state competition in both the junior and senior divisions, having won the junior title in 2001, and

Whereas, she has an excellent grade point average and over 4,000 hours of community service, and

Whereas, in the junior division, the award winner is Elizabeth White of Panton who maintains a 3.985 grade point average and is very active in her community, and

Whereas, each of these outstanding young women will represent the state of Vermont in her respective division at the national competition to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, August 3-10, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate Lindsay Gallison and Elizabeth White on winning their respective divisions in the 2003 Miss Vermont National Teen-Ager competition, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Lindsay Gallison of Ferrisburgh and Elizabeth White in Panton.