By Senator Cantu


            WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize excellence in all fields of endeavor; and

            WHEREAS, The sports of swimming and diving are well established and deeply rooted in the State of Washington; and

            WHEREAS, The competition in swimming and diving is of the highest level; and

            WHEREAS, The Mercer Island Girls' Swim and Diving Team rose to the highest level in sporting competition by winning the State Championship on November 14, 1992; and

            WHEREAS, This crowning achievement is even more remarkable since the Mercer Island Girls' Swim and Diving Team established a perfect record of 13 wins and 0 losses; and

            WHEREAS, The Mercer Island Girls' Swim Team is directed by the outstanding coaching of Frank Ceteznik and assistant Bob Harshbarger; and

            WHEREAS, These accomplishments could not have happened without the perseverance and dedication of team members Amy Anderson, Anett Ari, Lisa Bondi, Shannon Carter, Lindsay Clothier, Tara Cook, Becky Frost, Colleen Gaffney, Tanya Gutschmidt, Kim Helsel, Christine Jahncke, Amy Johnstone, Kristin King, Lindsay Kircher, Erika Kubisch, Katie LeClercq, Tatum Lipman, Christine Lukas, Becky Masuda, Karyn Meyer, Stacey Nakagawa, Maurisa Pollock, Marla Robertson, Kristin Schembs, Amy Sproul, Tricia Stearns, Jenny Strasburger, Diana Vadocz, and Michele White along with managers and support staff Justin Reichman, Clay Robinson, John Steding, Nick LeClerq, and Christine Robertson whose combined talents reached the highest peak in athletic endeavors; and

            WHEREAS, The proud community and school hope that one day one of these athletes may go on to win a gold medal in the Olympics just as one alumni of Mercer Island did; and

            WHEREAS, The pride of this achievement shall follow the members of this team, the school, the community, and all the citizens of the State of Washington;

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the state of Washington honor the 1992 Mercer Island High School Girls' Swim and Diving Team; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Head Coach Frank Ceteznik, the entire 1992 Mercer Island High School Girls' Swim and Diving Team, and the Principal of Mercer Island High School, Gary Bridgman.



I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8642,

adopted by the Senate April 22, 1993.





Secretary of the Senate