WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers basketball
  team, which recently won the Texas Association of Private and
  Parochial Schools Class 1A state championship title; and
         WHEREAS, The Lady Pioneers won their third consecutive state
  championship on March 2, 2013, by defeating the Selma River City
  Believers by a score of 35-28 in a riveting game that saw them come
  back in the fourth quarter from eight points behind; and
         WHEREAS, These young athletes have demonstrated great
  talent and perseverance throughout the school year, ending the
  season with a 26-3 record; team members Shelby Lyle, Cinthya
  Rivas, Sara Etherington, Anna Strickland, Jennie Chen, Melissa
  Rivera, Brooke Moss, Kali Mulchahy, Grace Na, McKenna House,
  Wendi Pei, Sydney Lindsey, and Casey Wiliford can take pride in
  their outstanding performance; and
         WHEREAS, Under the superior leadership and expertise of
  head coach Emily Britt and assistant coach Chris Bloyd, and with
  the support of athletic director Kirby Rasco and principal
  Jennifer Smith, the Lady Pioneers have developed exceptional
  teamwork and discipline; and
         WHEREAS, North Central Texas Academy and the City of
  Granbury are proud of the Lady Pioneers for their hard work,
  their impressive skills, and their fine sportsmanship; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend the North Central Texas Academy Lady
  Pioneers on their successful season and congratulate them on
  winning the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
  Class 1A state basketball championship; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the team as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on April 3, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate