By Senators Wojahn, Metcalf, McMullen and Roach


     WHEREAS, The Senate finds and declares that academic studies students undertake in school are the fundamental reason for our national, state, and local commitment to education; and


     WHEREAS, Knowledge of history is of basic importance to an informed citizenry within a nation whose political and judicial processes operate with constant references to the past and its history; and


     WHEREAS, The establishment of innovative programs to interest students in history courses should be recognized and encouraged; and


     WHEREAS, Students from the state of Washington participate each year in just such an innovative program, the annual National History Day competition; and


     WHEREAS, Washington State students, guided by dedicated and enthusiastic teachers, consistently have attained the highest ranks in the National History Day competition; and


     WHEREAS, In 1990 a number of Washington State students won first place honors in the National History Day competition:  Roselle Anderson, Enumclaw High School; Seung Kang, Coupeville High School; and Beth Russell, Coupeville High School;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the President and members of the Washington State Senate do hereby recognize the achievements of these students and their teachers, and extend heartfelt congratulations and appreciation on behalf of the citizens of the state of Washington; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to Roselle Anderson, Seung Kang, Beth Russell, and the administrations of Enumclaw High School and Coupeville High School.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8603,

adopted by the Senate January 21, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate