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NO. R-178. JOINT RESOLUTION congratulating the 2001 winners of the Miss Vermont National Teen contest.

(J.R.H. 133)

Offered by: Representatives Houston of Ferrisburgh and McGrath of Ferrisburgh.

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 competitorsí 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, Linnea Oosterman was crowned Miss Vermont National Teen 2001 in the senior division, and

Whereas, Lindsay Gallison was awarded the comparable title in the junior division, and

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

Whereas, they will be representing Vermont at the Miss National Teen competition to be held in Nashville on July 22-26, 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 Linnea Oosterman and Lindsay Gallison 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 Linnea Oosterman and Lindsay Gallison on being designated Miss Vermont National Teen 2001 in their respective age categories, and wishes them good luck as they proceed to the finals of the contest in Nashville, Tennessee, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Linnea Oosterman and Lindsay Gallison at Vergennes Union High School.