By Senators Pelz and Rasmussen


         WHEREAS, It is important to recognize the special abilities of all students; and


         WHEREAS, Through the arts, students develop imagination, initiative, creativity, self-expression, self-confidence, and aesthetic sensitivity; and


         WHEREAS, The arts are an essential part of the human experience, providing communication across cultures and providing an historical record; and


         WHEREAS, Because of the arts, many students who may otherwise lose interest in school, become invigorated in learning because of the opportunity to pursue the arts; and


         WHEREAS, The 20th Annual High School Art Show is being conducted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction on Thursday, March 25, 1993 recognizing the talents of our students, supporting arts education in our schools and communities, and marking the beginning of "A Year Dedicated to Arts Education, 1993-94";


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate hereby recognizes the contribution of the arts to education and honors the winners of the 20th Annual High School Art Show and their teachers; and


         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Superintendent of Public Instruction Judith Billings, and through her to the state winners of the 1993 High School Art Show.



I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8629,

adopted by the Senate March 25, 1993.





Secretary of the Senate