HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4707, by Representatives Forner and Holland


     WHEREAS, Katherine Ann Pullen was awarded the President's Medal by University of Washington President William P. Gerberding at commencement on June 15, 1991; and

     WHEREAS, The President's Medal is awarded annually to the one graduating senior at the University of Washington having the most distinguished academic record as measured by criteria that emphasize grade point average and difficulty of curriculum; and

     WHEREAS, Kathy Pullen has achieved the number one ranking while engaging in a number of extracurricular activities and holding down a part-time job; and

     WHEREAS, Kathy has met the highest standards of achievement expected of a valedictorian, but in addition, she has demonstrated unusual breadth and depth of accomplishment, ranging from technical excellence in sciences, such as biochemistry, to creative excellence in artistic endeavors, such as dance; and

     WHEREAS, Kathy has worked very hard in attaining this number one ranking without ever losing her many appealing human qualities, including humility, vitality, compassion, integrity, sensitivity, and love of life;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, That Kathy is to be congratulated for her outstanding academic excellence and for being the 1991 University of Washington President's Medalist; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Kathy Pullen; to her parents, King County Councilmember Kent Pullen and Dr. Fay E. Pullen; to her grandparents, Carl and Marjorie E. Endres and Maris M. Pullen; and to the Superintendent of the Kent School District, Dr. George Daniel.


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

        Resolution 4707 adopted by the House of Representatives

                             June 19, 1991.




           Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives