86R28638(30) SME-D
  By: Israel H.R. No. 1330
         WHEREAS, Erin Ray of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Troop
  No. 1177 in Austin has attained the Girl Scout Gold Award, and this
  accomplishment truly merits recognition; and
         WHEREAS, To earn this distinction, Ms. Ray successfully met a
  series of requirements emphasizing community service, personal and
  spiritual growth, positive values, and leadership skills; as part
  of that process, she planned and implemented a Girl Scout Gold Award
  project that will have a positive and lasting impact in her
  community; and
         WHEREAS, By fostering self-confidence and by encouraging
  young women to explore career opportunities and to become more
  socially conscious, the Girl Scout program is helping its
  participants to achieve their greatest potential as engaged
  citizens and leaders; and
         WHEREAS, The maturity and dedication that Ms. Ray has
  demonstrated in pursuit of her goals truly exemplify the highest
  ideals of the Girl Scouts, and she may indeed reflect with pride on
  a job well done; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Erin Ray on her receipt of the Girl
  Scout Gold Award and extend to her sincere best wishes for continued
  success and happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Ray as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.