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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. R-193.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Liz Stephen on her accomplishments as a competitive Nordic skier.

(H.C.R.125)

Offered by:  Representative Klein of East Montpelier

Whereas, Liz Stephen has skied most of her life and was initially an alpine enthusiast, and

Whereas, her competitive skiing potential was sufficiently promising that she opted to enroll at Burke Mountain Academy, one of the nation’s premier skiing schools, and

Whereas, when Liz Stephen was a sophomore, she switched her skiing concentration from alpine to Nordic, and

Whereas, she quickly gained speed and proficiency in her new skiing mode, and impressed everyone as a skier who would go far on the national scene, and

Whereas, although she narrowly missed qualifying for a place on the U.S. Olympic team, Liz Stephen’s accomplishments on the snowy Nordic courses in the last year mark her as a major skier to watch, and

Whereas, she placed seventh in the Junior Worlds competition, an extremely impressive performance for a relative newcomer to cross-country racing, and

Whereas, more recently, at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, Liz Stephen skied a great race in the 10K classic event, earning a bronze medal, and

Whereas, her eagerness to compete was hardly satisfied after this first medal victory, and, the following day, she dazzled and surprised many of the competitors on the course tying for the first place gold medal in the 5K freestyle title event, and

Whereas, Liz Stephen is turning to longer distances and hopes to participate in more 15K and marathon races, and

Whereas, she is excited to continue racing in this fast paced winter sport, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Liz Stephen on her accomplishments as a competitive Nordic skier, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Liz Stephen.



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