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90_HR0069 LRB9005084KBkb 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, County fairs in Illinois are a vital part of the 3 communities where they take place; and 4 WHEREAS, County fairs throughout Illinois each select a 5 young woman to represent them as their county fair queen and 6 to participate in the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen 7 Pageant; and 8 WHEREAS, Mason County selected Athena Taylor of Havana, 9 Illinois to be its county fair queen for 1996-1997; and 10 WHEREAS, Athena Taylor has now been selected Miss 11 Illinois County Fair Queen in the Statewide competition; and 12 WHEREAS, Athena Taylor is a Senior at Havana High School 13 in Havana, Illinois; while in high school she has been a part 14 of the student council and Y.A.C., played both softball and 15 volleyball, been Vice President of the H-Club, Art Club, and 16 Drama Club, and participated in five of the school plays; and 17 WHEREAS, Athena Taylor has been both a Sunday School and 18 Vacation Bible School teacher; a participant in the church 19 choir; a church camp counselor; a member of Rebekah's; a 20 participant in the Macomb Summer Volleyball League; a cook 21 for senior citizens; and a volunteer in sandbagging efforts 22 during the flood season; and 23 WHEREAS, Athena Taylor has received many awards and 24 honors, including perfect attendance awards in high school; 25 honors or high honors every quarter of school; first place in 26 a vocal trio; M.V.P. in softball; and volleyball's best 27 blocker of the year as well as All Tourney Volleyball Player 28 in Astoria; in addition to winning the Congeniality Award, 29 she was selected Miss Jr. Teen in the Peoria competition; and 30 she was also her church camp's Camper of the Week and the 31 Interview and Speech Winner for Mason County; therefore, be -2- LRB9005084KBkb 1 it 2 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 3 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we 4 honor Athena Taylor of Havana, Illinois as Miss Illinois 5 County Fair Queen for 1996-1997; and be it further 6 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 7 presented to Athena Taylor.
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