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92_HR0810 LRB9216614RHrh 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of 3 Representatives wish to recognize notable achievements of 4 citizens of the State of Illinois; and 5 WHEREAS, It has come to our attention that J. Paul Deaton 6 was the recent recipient of the Jefferson County Chamber of 7 Commerce Student of the Year Award; and 8 WHEREAS, A student at Mt. Vernon Township High School, J. 9 Paul Deaton began his community service at the age of five, 10 becoming active in sports; he has participated in Youth Works 11 Mission Trips, American Red Cross Blood Drives, Angels on 12 Assignment, Habitat for Humanity, Cedarhurst Craft Fair, the 13 city-wide clean-up, Christmas Baskets for the Needy, Special 14 Olympics, and Toys for Tots; in addition, he served as a 15 basketball referee for DARE 3 on 3, and has participated in 16 several YMCA and church activities; and 17 WHEREAS, J. Paul Deaton has been active in Student 18 Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes during his four 19 years at Mt. Vernon Township High School; he has also 20 participated in Youth and Government, WITT (We're in This 21 Together), the freshman orientation committee, the A Capella 22 Choir, varsity basketball, the high school operetta, and the 23 National Honor Society; and 24 WHEREAS, J. Paul Deaton plans for the future include 25 focusing on the health care field at a four-year university; 26 he is the son of Bill and Becky Deaton; therefore, be it 27 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 28 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 29 we congratulate J. Paul Deaton on receiving the Jefferson 30 County Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year Award; and be 31 it further -2- LRB9216614RHrh 1 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 2 presented to J. Paul Deaton as an expression of our esteem.
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