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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 31 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31

(By Senators Kessler (Mr. President), Edgell, Beach and Plymale)

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to place signs at the Tyler County line on WV Route 2, entering from Pleasant County at mile point 0.00, entering from Wetzel County at mile point 13.93 and on WV Route 18 entering from Doddridge County at mile point 0.00, that read “Home of the 2011 FFA National Champions”.

    Whereas, The sixtieth annual 4-H and FFA National Land and Range Judging Contest was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 3-5, 2011; and

    Whereas, The Tyler County FFA chapter qualified for the national event by placing among the top five teams at contests held in West Virginia; and

    Whereas, The Tyler County FFA chapter was represented at the 2011 National Land and Range Judging Contest by George Hilvers, Emily Wells, Ashley Cochran and Ashley Watson, with the help of Coach Leon Ammons; and

    Whereas, National championship titles were awarded to team and individual winners in each category of Land Judging, Range Judging and Homesite Evaluation, with 93 FFA teams and 347 FFA individual contestants competing; and

    Whereas, In Land Judging teams and contestants evaluate the soil for its best agricultural use and in Homesite Evaluation they evaluate the soil to determine if it would be a good site to build a home; and

    Whereas, Emily Wells placed ninth individually in both the Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation contests; and

    Whereas, George Hilvers placed tenth individually in the Homesite Evaluation contest; and

    Whereas, Together the Tyler County FFA chapter won the National Champions title in both Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation; and

    Whereas, The Tyler County FFA team is only the fourth chapter in the National Land and Range Judging Contest’s sixty-year history to win double National Champion titles; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to place signs at the Tyler County line on WV Route 2, entering from Pleasant County at mile point 0.00, entering from Wetzel County at mile point 13.93 and on WV Route 18 entering from Doddridge County at mile point 0.00, that read “Home of the 2011 FFA National Champions”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, George Hilvers, Emily Wells, Ashley Cochran, Ashley Watson and Leon Ammons.

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