Bill Text: VA HJR516 | 2018 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Helen Burch Hess.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-7)

Status: (Passed) 2018-03-09 - Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ516ER) [HJR516 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-HJR516-Enrolled.html

Commending Helen Burch Hess.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 7, 2018
Agreed to by the Senate, March 9, 2018

WHEREAS, Helen Burch Hess, a former educator who has served the General Assembly for 18 years, retires as page coordinator in 2018; and

WHEREAS, a native of Richmond, Helen Hess is a graduate of John Marshall High School and holds a degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville; and

WHEREAS, Helen Hess enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in education, serving and inspiring students at Varina High School in Henrico County, Oak Grove Elementary School in Roanoke County, Colonial Heights Junior High School, and Falling Creek Middle School in Chesterfield County; and

WHEREAS, with her 31 years of experience as an educator, Helen Hess was well-equipped to help young people develop leadership skills while learning about state government in the General Assembly's page program; and

WHEREAS, Helen Hess became assistant master of pages in 2001 and has served as page coordinator since 2003; she has been a trusted mentor and guardian for numerous pages during her nearly two decades of service; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Helen Burch Hess on the occasion of her retirement as page coordinator; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Helen Burch Hess as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for her commitment to helping young people achieve success both as an educator and through her unique role in state government.