H.R. No. 945
         WHEREAS, Sierra Francis of McKinney won first place in the
  Heifer Superintendent's Beef Challenge at the Fort Worth Stock Show
  and Rodeo on January 26, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, This unique competition is open to high school
  seniors who have participated in the Fort Worth Stock Show Junior
  Breeding Beef Heifer Show for at least two years; the challenge
  requires students to answer questions testing their knowledge of
  the livestock industry and beef cattle production and to present a
  sales pitch for the breed of heifer they are exhibiting; first place
  winners receive a $12,000 scholarship to help pay for their college
  education; and
         WHEREAS, A senior at McKinney Boyd High School, Ms. Francis
  serves as president of the Future Farmers of America and of the
  McKinney 4-H Club; a regular competitor at livestock shows, she
  previously won a scholarship at the 2012 San Antonio Livestock Show
  and captured first place English and showmanship trophies at the
  Collin County Livestock Show; and
         WHEREAS, This outstanding young Texan is also a member of the
  National Honor Society and Key Club, and she is currently working
  toward her Gold Award with the Girl Scouts by creating a livestock
  show for individuals with special needs; and
         WHEREAS, Sierra Francis has distinguished herself through
  her commitment to excellence and her perseverance in the pursuit of
  her goals, and she may indeed reflect with pride on a job well done;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Sierra Francis for winning the 2013
  Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Heifer Superintendent's Beef
  Challenge and extend to her sincere best wishes for continued
  success in her endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Francis as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 945 was adopted by the House on March
  27, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House