By Senator Jesernig


     WHEREAS, Some individuals have conditions and situations that may seem insurmountable to most people; and


     WHEREAS, Larry Seifert of Kennewick, Washington, is an individual who at age four to six months suffered from severe anemia causing brain damage and mental disabilities, but after attending a school for the mentally disabled, was able to enroll and succeed in the public school system from age ten years to the present time at Columbia Basin Community College, has successfully worked in many positions including a permanent position with Kennewick schools, and has received his pilot's license; and


     WHEREAS, Larry visits various countries and states in the United States to promote positive teaching methods for mentally disabled people, and is an example of the accomplishments that many believe are nearly impossible for mentally disabled individuals, showing us that many individuals may attain much if supported, nurtured, and assisted to learn.  Larry has worked unselfishly for this goal of education of the mentally disabled;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize and honor Larry Seifert's accomplishments by this resolution; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Larry Seifert.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8669,

adopted by the Senate April 28, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate