WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Hallel Stephens of Hutto on the occasion of her
  graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf; and
         WHEREAS, Hallel's graduation is the culmination of
  diligent study in a curriculum designed to challenge her and
  broaden her knowledge; she is celebrating this milestone in
  commencement exercises on May 30, 2019; and
         WHEREAS, Hallel can take pride in having earned her diploma
  from the Texas School for the Deaf; the school is respected in
  academic circles in Texas, as well as nationally, for its quality
  of instruction and dedication to excellence in teaching; and
         WHEREAS, A talented and hardworking student, Hallel has
  been active in the Black Deaf Student Union, and she served as a
  manager for the cross-country team and the basketball team; she
  also worked after school at the Deaf Smith Center, and she looks
  forward to pursuing a career in the culinary arts; and
         WHEREAS, Hallel can face the future with confidence that
  her proven abilities, learning skills, and acquired knowledge
  will hold her in good stead for whatever vocation she chooses;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby congratulate Hallel Stephens on her
  graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf and extend to her
  best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her 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 May 16, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate