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NO. R-51. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING NICOLE LEWIS ON WINNING THE 1999 MISS VERMONT TITLE IN THE MISS U.S.A. PAGEANT.

(J.R.H. 41)

Offered by: Representative Sweaney of Windsor.

Whereas, Nicole Lewis has dedicated her professional and personal life to helping those in need, and

Whereas, she is an enthusiastic volunteer for several worthy endeavors, including the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports program which teaches emotionally and physically challenged youngsters the joys of skiing and instills in them a special sense of accomplishment, and

Whereas, in her studies at the University of Vermont and the College for Lifelong Learning in Lebanon, N.H., Nicole is pursuing a career in special education in which she will be an inspiration to children who need devoted teachers, and

Whereas, as a prelude to becoming a teacher, she is employed in the Newport, New Hampshire public school system, and

Whereas, before settling into her professional life, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming Miss Vermont in the Miss U.S.A. Pageant, and

Whereas, this well spoken and talented young woman so impressed the judges with her poise, personality and intelligence that she was crowned Miss Vermont, and

Whereas, during her reign as Miss Vermont, Nicole will be a very visible spokesperson for the fight to find a cure for ovarian cancer, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate Nicole Lewis on being named Miss Vermont in the 1999 Miss U.S.A. competition, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Nicole Lewis.