HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4635, by Representatives Prince and Nealey


     WHEREAS, Participation in academic competition provides opportunities for the development and enhancement of the participant's mental alertness, independence, personal goal setting, and the ability to cooperate and work with others in a common cause; and

     WHEREAS, The Washington State Legislature wishes to encourage student participation in academic competition; and

     WHEREAS, The "Future Problem Solving Program" is an international program for academic competition sponsored by Centrum, a nonprofit education organization located at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington; and

     WHEREAS, The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction has provided funding and support for this state-wide education program for highly capable youth for the past eighteen years; and

     WHEREAS, Three thousand two hundred seventy-eight elementary and secondary school students from the State of Washington participated in the Future Problem Solving Program in 1990; and

     WHEREAS, The Colfax High School team, comprised of Susan Adams, Matt Carpenter, Heather Hochstatter, Joe Poshusta, and teacher/coach Tenny Brannan, placed first in the state-wide Future Problem Solving Program's academic competition in 1990; and

     WHEREAS, In the June 1990 international competition held in St. Louis, Missouri, the Colfax High School team placed first among the three hundred teams representing fifty states and various foreign countries including teams from as far away as New Zealand; and

     WHEREAS, The families, teachers, and school administrators have nurtured and supported the interest and talents of these students;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize and honor the Colfax High School Future Problem Solving Program team for its unparalleled intellectual and creative achievement and for the honor that the team has bestowed upon their school, their community, and the State of Washington; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives commend the families, teachers, school administrators, Centrum, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for their encouragement and support of every student that participated in this program; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to each member of the Colfax High School team.


I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of Resolution 4635 adopted by the House of Representatives March 15, 1991.



           Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives