78R19352 JH-D

By:  Moreno of Harris                                             H.R. No. 1812

WHEREAS, Coleman Buster Philley has earned the distinction of being valedictorian at Galena Park High School, and for achieving this auspicious honor he is truly deserving of special legislative recognition; and WHEREAS, Earning the right to call oneself "valedictorian" requires not only intellect and aptitude, but four years of dedication to the highest academic standards; the valedictorian must display a firm understanding of the entire curriculum, from math and science to language arts to social studies, while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to education; and WHEREAS, The valedictorian serves as a role model and leads by example, combining a steadfast vision of excellence with a tenacious enthusiasm; the competition for this coveted honor is often fierce, although the spirit of the rivalry remains rooted in a tradition of goodwill and the rewards of the countless hours of study and preparation are myriad; and WHEREAS, The son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Philley, Mr. Philley has earned the respect and admiration of his friends and classmates at Galena Park High School, and as he prepares to continue his education at Texas A&M University it is most fitting to pay tribute to him for this outstanding accomplishment; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 78th Texas Legislature hereby congratulate Coleman Buster Philley on being named the 2003 valedictorian at Galena Park High School and wish him well in all his future endeavors; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Mr. Philley as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.