83S10328(10) MGR-D
  By: Price H.R. No. 149
         WHEREAS, Maria Elena Fierro has been named salutatorian of
  the Class of 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic 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 Joe and Myrna Fierro,
  Maria Elena Fierro has earned the respect and admiration of her 
  teachers and classmates at Holy Cross Catholic 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 Maria Elena
  Fierro, salutatorian of the Holy Cross Catholic 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 Maria Elena Fierro as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.