_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the South Newton
High School 4-H soil judging team.
Whereas, Rob Hays, Lauren Walker, Ean Donohue, Ryan
Hancock, and Andy Thomas brought a national
championship soil judging title back to South Newton High
Whereas, The South Newton High School team earned the
right to compete at the national competition when it placed
fourth at the Indiana state contest;
Whereas, Students on the team determine six physical
characteristics of soil at each of four pits, including
texture-surface and subsurface, depth of soil, slope, erosion,
permeability, and surface runoff and must recommend
vegetative and mechanical treatments as well as fertilizer
and soil amendments; and
Whereas, Agriculture is a staple of the economy of Indiana;
it is vital to our economic welfare that we educate our young
people in this area: Therefore,
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the members of the South Newton High School 4-H soil judging team on
the member's victory in the national competition and wishes them
success in all their future endeavors.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the Rob Hays, Lauren Walker, Ean Donahue, Ryan Hancock, and Andy Thomas, agriculture teacher Darrell Allen, the principal of South Newton High School, and the superintendent of the school corporation.