Status: PASSED (Details)
Length: 403 words.
Revisions of this bill in our system:
|Public hearing:||2012-01-17 10:00:00 LOB 306||2012-04-24 00:00:00|
|Floor vote:||2012-02-01 00:00:00||2012-05-09 00:00:00|
HCR 35 – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 35
This resolution designates Miss New Hampshire, of the Miss America Scholarship Program, as an official ambassador of the state of New Hampshire during her term as Miss New Hampshire.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve
A RESOLUTION designating Miss New Hampshire, of the Miss America Scholarship Program, an official ambassador of the state of New Hampshire during her term as Miss New Hampshire.
Whereas, the Miss America Scholarship Program, established in 1921, and its preliminary pageants comprise the largest women’s scholarship foundation in the world, offering $45 million to its contestants nationwide in 2002 alone; and
Whereas, it is the oldest, most prestigious competition for young women in America, and unlike other contests, is a nonprofit endeavor; and
Whereas, the Miss America organization provides its participants with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs; and
Whereas, the Miss New Hampshire pageant held its first contest in 1948 and has done so each year as the official preliminary for the Miss America pageant; and
Whereas, the pageant’s participants, who are interested foremost in their education, are judged on the basis of the whole person including talent, intelligence, poise, beauty, spirit, as well as their platform, and seek to represent New Hampshire in the annual national pageant; and
Whereas, a young woman possessing these attributes would be an ideal person to serve as an official ambassador of New Hampshire; and
Whereas, many other states, including Nevada, Arkansas, Arizona, Mississippi, South Carolina, Missouri, Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, and Hawaii have their respective official preliminary Miss America contestant winners serve in official capacities in their states; and
Whereas, it would be a great benefit to the state of New Hampshire to have a Miss New Hampshire serve as an official ambassador to assist with ceremonial functions, such as welcoming visiting dignitaries and attending important events, and to assist with other duties that may arise; now, therefore be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the New Hampshire general court proclaim that the woman chosen as Miss New Hampshire of the Miss America Scholarship Program serve as an official ambassador of New Hampshire during her term as Miss New Hampshire; and
That the clerk of the house of representatives transmit copies of this concurrent resolution, signed by the speaker of the house of representatives and the senate president, to the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, the current reigning Miss New Hampshire, the Miss America Scholarship Program Organization, and the governor of the state of New Hampshire.
Approved: May 9, 2012