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     A SENATE RESOLUTION to thank Levi Messer for his dedication and service to the Indiana General Assembly.


     , read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)



    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION to thank Levi Messer for his dedication and service to the Indiana General Assembly.

    Whereas, Levi Messer holds the Indiana record for serving as a legislative page. Over the years he has served in both the Senate and the House. Today is his sixteenth experience and he is paging for Senator Head;

    Whereas, Levi is a high school senior and home educated. His dedication and work ethic are evidenced by his scholastic excellence and diligent public service;

    Whereas, For his academic achievements, Levi has been admitted to the Eta Sigma Alpha National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars;

    Whereas, Outside the classroom, Levi is a valuable asset to the family farm, Red Gate Farms. Over the years he has also proven himself as a 4-H Champion, raising and showing award winning goats;

    Whereas, In 2008 Levi won the American Boer Goat Association's (ABGA) National Grand Champion Percentage doe at the ABGA show in Tulsa, OK. At that same show he received the ABGA National Grand Champion Senior Showmanship Award and was named the ABGA Reserve Grand Champion Premier Percentage Exhibitor;

    Whereas, At the 2008 Indiana State Fair Levi and his goats received Champion Junior Percentage does, Reserve Grand Champion Percentage does, and their second Grand Champion Showman. Levi won his first Grand Champion Showman in 2006. At the 2007 Indiana State Fair Levi received Reserve Grand Champion Showman, coming in second only to his older sister, Raquel;

    Whereas, During his 2008 county fair in Pulaski County, Levi won Junior Champion, Grand Champion Showmanship, and Ultimate Livestock Showmanship;

    Whereas, In addition to spending time studying and raising champion goats, Levi is involved in his church and community. During the 2007 Christmas break, Levi dedicated his time by traveling to Mississippi and assisting in the clean up efforts for communities damaged by Hurricane Katrina; and

    Whereas, Levi Messer is an outstanding young Hoosier. He has proven himself as a well-rounded citizen showing academic achievement, dedication to civic duty, and community service. The Indiana General Assembly has been honored to work with and get to know Levi over the years: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana Senate hereby recognizes Levi Messer as the longest serving legislative page and thanks him for his dedication to bettering himself through education, civic involvement, and community service.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Levi Messer and his parents, Phillip and Anita.