WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes pleasure in
  recognizing Bill Arnold, who recently received the 2013 Bayard H.
  Friedman HERO Award for his outstanding work with students at the
  Fort Worth Country Day School; and
         WHEREAS, This prestigious honor is awarded each year to
  exceptional school employees in North Texas; its namesake,
  Bayard Friedman, was a civic leader who believed in challenging
  students and their teachers to consistently raise the bar of
  excellence in education; and
         WHEREAS, A proud father, a brave veteran, and a natural
  educator and leader, Mr. Arnold is an alumnus of Fort Worth
  Country Day School, who graduated in 1986 with high academic and
  athletic achievements; he returned to the school as a history
  teacher, coach, and administrator in 1994; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Arnold received his bachelor's degree in
  history from the Virginia Military Institute, and he earned his
  master's degree in history from The University of Texas at
  Arlington; his recent recognition is one of the many honors he
  has earned during his teaching career; and
         WHEREAS, An inspiring role model who has consistently
  earned the admiration of his students, Mr. Arnold is also greatly
  admired among his peers for his teaching skills and for his
  devotion to enriching the lives of young people; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby commend Bill Arnold on
  his recent receipt of the 2013 Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  him as an expression of high esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on June 6, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate