HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4669, by Representatives Betrozoff, Jacobsen, Appelwick, Ballard, Basich, Beck, Belcher, Bowman, Braddock, Bray, Brekke, Broback, Brough, Brumsickle, Cantwell, Casada, Chandler, Cole, Cooper, Day, Dellwo, Dorn, Ebersole, Edmondson, Ferguson, G. Fisher, R. Fisher, Forner, Franklin, Fraser, Fuhrman, Grant, Hargrove, Haugen, Heavey, Hine, Hochstatter, Holland, Horn, Inslee, P. Johnson, R. Johnson, Jones, J. King, R. King, Kremen, Leonard, Lisk, Locke, Ludwig, May, McLean, R. Meyers, Mielke, Miller, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Moyer, H. Myers, Nealey, Neher, Nelson, O'Brien, Ogden, Orr, Padden, Paris, Peery, Phillips, Prentice, Prince, Pruitt, Rasmussen, Rayburn, Riley, Roland, Rust, Schmidt, Scott, Sheldon, Silver, D. Sommers, H. Sommers, Spanel, Sprenkle, Tate, Valle, Vance, Van Luven, Wang, Wilson, Wineberry, Winsley, Wood, Wynne, Zellinsky and Anderson


     WHEREAS, The abuse of drugs and alcohol, especially among our youth, is a very significant public policy issue that is facing our state and nation; and

     WHEREAS, The battle against drugs and alcohol abuse must be waged on every front by all of us through example, leadership, and the sacrifice of our time and energy; and

     WHEREAS, Debbie Armstrong, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Giant Slalom at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and the Washington State Substance Abuse Coalition have again joined forces to present the Fifth Annual "Debbie Armstrong Youth Challenge - 1991:  Say NO to alcohol and other drugs, say YES to community service"; and

     WHEREAS, The 1991 challenge is a state-wide campaign to encourage all public and private middle, junior, and senior high school students in the state, and all community youth agencies to say no to drugs and alcohol and say yes to community service; and

     WHEREAS, Two hundred sixty schools, fifty-five community agencies, and over two hundred thousand individuals have participated in the Debbie Armstrong Youth Challenge over the past five years; and

     WHEREAS, Major sponsors for the Debbie Armstrong Youth Challenge over the past five years include the Washington State Substance Abuse Coalition, Telephone Pioneers of America, KING Broadcasting Company, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and Washington Traffic Safety;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives commend all of the people and organizations that have dedicated their time and resources to make the Fifth Annual Debbie Armstrong Youth Challenge a great success; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted to Debbie Armstrong, the Washington State Substance Abuse Coalition, the Telephone Pioneers of America, KING Broadcasting Company, and Washington Traffic Safety.


             I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

             Resolution 4669 adopted by the House of Representatives

                                 April 19, 1991.




               Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives