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(J.R.H. 272)

Offered by: Representatives Houston of Ferrisburgh, McGrath of Ferrisburgh and Rivero of Milton.

Whereas, the Miss Vermont National Teen contest encourages young women to demonstrate their talents in a variety of categories, and

Whereas, the Miss Vermont National Teen contest showcases the competitors’ academic accomplishments, public speaking skills and records of community service, and

Whereas, the young women participants must also present themselves well in an interview and show great poise throughout the competitive process, and

Whereas, after a grueling process, entailing multiple phases, Rachel Cobb was crowned Miss Vermont National Teen 2000 in the senior division, and

Whereas, Keri Raymond was awarded the comparable title in the junior division, and

Whereas, both of these contestants are students at Vergennes High School, and

Whereas, they will each be representing Vermont at the Miss National Teen competition to be held in Nashville on August 1-8, and

Whereas, an important duty of the Miss Vermont National Teen winners will be to speak to young persons across the state, inspiring them to set and accomplish their own personal goals, and

Whereas, both Rachel Cobb and Keri Raymond will serve as outstanding role models for teenagers across Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Rachel Cobb and Keri Raymond on being designated Miss Vermont National Teen 2000 in their respective age categories, and wishes them good luck as they proceed to the finals of the Miss National Teen contest to be held from August 1-8 in Nashville, Tennessee, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Rachel Cobb and Keri Raymond at Vergennes Union High School.