By Senators Patterson and Rasmussen


    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, 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 Senate 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 Secretary of the Senate to each member of the Colfax High School team.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8620,

adopted by the Senate March 15, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate