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Introduced by: Ruppel, McClain


        A HOUSE RESOLUTION honoring Desiray L. Simmons.

    Whereas, 18-year-old Desiray L. Simmons is the 2006-2007 Indiana FFA state northern region vice president;

    Whereas, As state northern region vice president, Desiray will spend the coming year traveling throughout Indiana promoting agricultural education and the FFA, speaking to more than 9,000 students and FFA supporters, presenting numerous workshops and conferences, and participating in goodwill tours;

    Whereas, In addition to these duties, Desiray is responsible for developing relationships with leaders in the government, education, business, and agriculture sectors;

    Whereas, Desiray has been an active member of the FFA at the chapter, district, state, and national levels, serving as chapter reporter, secretary, and Section II director;

    Whereas, Desiray attended several career development events on the chapter, district, and state levels, participated in livestock and forestry judging, and was a member of the state qualifying livestock judging team;

    Whereas, Desiray has also participated in Ag Issues Forum, Food Science Demonstration, Horticulture Demonstration, and Female Leadership Ambassador in which she placed first in the district and qualified for state;

    Whereas, In the past State Convention, Desiray and her partner were recognized as the state winner for the Horticulture Demonstration where they presented the need for raised accessible garden beds;

    Whereas, Desiray has a diverse Supervised Agricultural Experience ranging from Agriculture Service to Outdoor Recreation;

    Whereas, After serving the Indiana FFA and its members, Desiray plans to attend Purdue University majoring in Agriculture Communications and wants to pursue a career with a major business in the agricultural industry as a public relations director: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates Desiray L. Simmons on her selection as the 2006-2007 Indiana FFA state northern region vice president and wishes her success at Purdue University.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to Desiray L. Simmons, her parents Jeff and Michelle Steiner, and her sister Jarvis.


HR 1527/DI 84



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