H.R. No. 1303
         WHEREAS, Joella Methola, an eighth-grade student at St. Pius
  X School in El Paso, has achieved national recognition for
  exemplary volunteer service with the receipt of a 2013 Prudential
  Spirit of Community Award; and
         WHEREAS, This prestigious award, presented by Prudential
  Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary
  School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have
  demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their
  communities; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Methola has given generously of her time and
  energy, raising nearly $13,000 since 2011 for a variety of worthy
  causes, including disaster relief for the earthquake in Haiti; and
         WHEREAS, At the age of 12, Ms. Methola demonstrates great
  qualities of leadership and dedication; she serves as secretary of
  the National Junior Honor Society, presides as a member of the board
  of her school's student council, and helps her fellow students as a
  tutor and youth mentor; and
         WHEREAS, The strength and vitality of our communities depend,
  in great measure, on the initiative of young people like Joella
  Methola who use their considerable talents and resources to serve
  others; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Joella Methola on her receipt of a
  2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and extend to her sincere
  best wishes for continued success and happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Methola as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  N. Gonzalez of El Paso
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1303 was adopted by the House on April
  4, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House