86R35189 BK-D
  By: González of Dallas H.R. No. 1935
         WHEREAS, The Grand Prairie Independent School District is
  bidding farewell to a highly respected and beloved member of its
  faculty with the retirement of Navonia Thomas in 2019, following 45
  years of service; and
         WHEREAS, Young people are the Lone Star State's most precious
  resource, and those professionals who dedicate themselves to their
  education and guidance are truly deserving of every Texan's
  gratitude and admiration; and
         WHEREAS, A mathematics teacher at the Young Women's
  Leadership Academy at Arnold, Navonia Thomas has consistently
  excelled at helping her students reach their highest potential; she
  has endeared herself and provided caring mentorship to many young
  people, and she has likewise won the high regard of her colleagues
  for her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that all
  students are given the support and encouragement they need; and
         WHEREAS, Navonia Thomas has benefited countless young Texans
  throughout her long and accomplished career, and she may indeed
  take pride in her invaluable contributions to Grand Prairie ISD as
  she embarks on the next exciting chapter of her life; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Navonia Thomas on her retirement
  from Grand Prairie ISD and extend to her sincere best wishes for the
  future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Thomas as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.