Thoroughman receives recognition from state

By Frank Lewis

November 5, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

A Scioto County teen has received a statewide honor. Olivia Thoroughman, a senior at Minford High School, had the honor of receiving a Resolution from the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday at the Statehouse in Columbus. Representative Dr. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and House Speaker William Batchelder, presented Thoroughman with the honor for her accomplishments as Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen 2013.

The resolution read, in part, “Whereas, the amicable style that Olivia Thoroughman proudly displays has served as a positive asset that will continue to motivate her throughout her future endeavors. We are pleased to note that her numerous qualitities make her truly deserving of this special recognition.”

Olivia was given the opportunity to speak before the House from the House Speaker’s podium and talk about her year of service with her platform “Heart to Heart: Promoting Heart Health in Children and Teens” and great things happening in southern Ohio. Olivia met many representatives from all over the state and had the opportunity to tour the Statehouse and learn the process of passing legislation.

“When I won, I can remember it being the most amazing feeling I’d ever felt,” Thoroughman said. “I was indescribably happy and I was also very proud of myself because It had taken a lot of work.”

Olivia is the daughter of David and Tanya Thoroughman of Minford.

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