80R21255 JGH-D
  By: Deshotel H.R. No. 2535
         WHEREAS, In recognition of her outstanding volunteer
  service, Kristina Lindsey received a 2007 Young Jefferson Award for
  Public Service at a ceremony held at Lamar University in Beaumont on
  March 6, 2007; and
         WHEREAS, Established in 1972 by the American Institute for
  Public Service, the awards are presented both nationally and
  locally, with the local awards honoring ordinary people for
  performing extraordinary service without expectation of reward;
  the awards for southeast Texas have been sponsored since 1990 by the
  Beaumont Enterprise, which selected 11 volunteers this year out of
  50 nominations; and
         WHEREAS, A student at Monsignor Kelly High School, Ms.
  Lindsey has been involved with the annual American Cancer Society
  Relay for Life for four years, serving for the past two years as a
  student director; and
         WHEREAS, Crowned Texas Pecan Queen in 2004, she initiated the
  Project Love holiday greeting card program for residents of
  Magnolia Manor Nursing Residence; her other service to her
  community includes teaching a religious education class at St.
  Catherine's Church in Port Arthur and acting as president of her
  school's Students Against Destructive Decisions suicide prevention
  program; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Lindsey has given selflessly of her time and
  energy to benefit her fellow citizens, and it is indeed fitting that
  she be recognized with this notable honor; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 80th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Kristina Lindsey on her selection
  as a recipient of a 2007 Young Jefferson Award by the Beaumont
  Enterprise and extend to her sincere best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Lindsey as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.