Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Natalie Ciresi on winning the "What Indiana Means to Me" Essay Contest.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Natalie Ciresi on winning the "What Indiana Means to Me" Essay Contest.

    Whereas, 750 fourth grade students across the State of Indiana participated in the "What Indiana Means to Me" Essay Contest;

    Whereas, in determining the contest winner, the judges considered whether the contestant's essay specifically answered the question "What Indiana Means to Me", whether the contestant based their essay on personal experiences, and whether the contestant had a unique perspective;

    Whereas, having visited 47 different states, ten-year-old Natalie Ciresi, a fourth grader at West Clay Elementary School in Carmel, conveyed her steadfast belief that Indiana is " the best place in the world to live";

    Whereas, of the numerous well-written essays received from across Indiana, Natalie's essay emerged as the best. As the winner of the essay contest, Natalie was invited to recite her essay to an audience of fellow students, parents, and teachers in the Indiana State House for the annual Statehood Day Celebration in honor of Indiana's 191st birthday; and


    Whereas, at this celebration, Natalie was congratulated with a handshake from Governor Mitch Daniels: Therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates Natalie Ciresi on winning the "What Indiana Means to Me" Essay Contest.    

    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Natalie Ciresi and her family.