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Introduced by: Ruppel, Brown T, Thompson


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION honoring Karissa Hedrick, the 2000-2001 Future Farmers of America State Secretary.

    Whereas, Karissa is the daughter of Jim and Trudie Hedrick;

    Whereas, Karissa Hedrick will serve the over 9,000 members in the Indiana FFA Association;

    Whereas, Karissa served as the Carroll @ Flora FFA Chapter President, Secretary and Historian;

    Whereas, Karissa also served as the District V Vice- President and Treasurer;

    Whereas, Karissa has participated in the Livestock, Crops and Soils Career Development Events;

    Whereas, Karissa has been involved in Public Speaking, Agricultural Issues Forum, and Female Ag Ambassador on the state level;

    Whereas, Karissa was also involved in getting the PALS program started at Carroll;

    Whereas, Karissa is involved in a Sheep partnership with a local sheep producer in Clinton County; this partnership serves as her Supervised Agriculture Experience program and also provides her with lambs for 4-H;

    Whereas, Karissa assists her family on the family farm;

    Whereas, Karissa was involved in many organizations and clubs throughout her four years in high school, including Sunshine Society, Spanish Club along with a ten-year member in 4-H;

    Whereas, during her year of service, Karissa will travel more than 30,000 miles to promote and enhance agriculture education and the FFA and will also meet with government, education, business and agriculture leaders;

    Whereas, Karissa, while traveling the state will speak to over 6,000 students as well as many public groups, present 10 workshops and camps, and participate in a statewide business and industry tour meeting with members on the local, state and national levels; and

    Whereas, after Karissa's term as an officer, she plans to attend Purdue University and major in Agricultural Sales and Marketing; and

    Whereas, Karissa's career goal is to one day be the head of Human Resources for a large agricultural corporation; Therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. The House of Representatives of the Indiana General Assembly honors Karissa Hedrick, the 2000-2001 Indiana FFA State Secretary.

    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Karissa Hedrick and her family.

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