H.R. No. 135
         WHEREAS, Emily Koetting has been named salutatorian of the
  Class of 2013 at Ascension Academy in Amarillo, and for achieving
  this significant honor, she indeed merits special recognition; and
         WHEREAS, Earning the title of salutatorian requires not only
  intellect and aptitude, but also four years of dedication to the
  highest academic standards; the student who garners this coveted
  distinction must demonstrate a thorough understanding of a wide
  range of subjects, from math and science to language arts and social
  studies, yet the rewards of the countless hours of study and
  preparation are myriad; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to the pride inherent in being
  recognized as one of the highest achieving students in her class,
  the salutatorian is frequently the recipient of scholarships and
  grants; she also gains the opportunity to address her fellow
  seniors at commencement and to reflect on their shared history as
  well as on their hopes and ambitions for the future; and
         WHEREAS, The daughter of proud parents Mark and Michelle
  Koetting, Emily Koetting has earned the respect and admiration of
  her teachers and classmates at Ascension Academy, and her
  exceptional scholastic ability, hard work, and commitment to
  excellence have surely opened the way to limitless opportunities
  for this outstanding young Texan; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate Emily
  Koetting, salutatorian of the Ascension Academy Class of 2013, and
  extend sincere best wishes for continued success in all her 
  endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Emily Koetting as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 135 was adopted by the House on June
  25, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House