HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4615, by Representatives Alexander, Wolfe, Romero, DeBolt, Wensman, Parlette, Zellinsky, Mulliken, Boldt, Hankins, Ballasiotes, L. Thomas, Benson, D. Schmidt, Backlund, B. Thomas, Dunn, Sump, Honeyford, McDonald, Talcott, Lambert, Huff, Pennington, Mitchell, Robertson, Delvin, Clements, D. Sommers, Johnson, Carlson, Mielke, Smith, Radcliff, Cole and Conway


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

     WHEREAS, The sixty-seven members of the Yelm Prairie Elementary School choral group were invited to sing at the second inaugural address of President William J. Clinton; and

     WHEREAS, The students performed an original piece, "If it Takes a Village," written by their music teacher, Lynn Roselle Kourehdar; and

     WHEREAS, An ambitious fund-raising project which generated over one hundred thousand dollars in donations from people across the state made the trip possible; and

     WHEREAS, The students were excellent ambassadors of the state of Washington;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives give honor to each member of the Yelm Prairie Elementary School choral group, and to music teacher Lynn Roselle Kourehdar; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to each member of the Yelm Prairie Elementary School choral group, and to Lynn Roselle Kourehdar.


   I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

   Resolution 4615 adopted by the House of Representatives

                      February 5, 1997.




               Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk