HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4654, by Representatives O'Brien, Chopp, Murray, Blalock, Appelwick, Dickerson, Cody, Tokuda, Veloria, Cooper, Kenney and Wensman


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

    WHEREAS, The O'Dea High School Fighting Irish Basketball team, from Seattle, won the 1997 class AA State Basketball Championship; and

    WHEREAS, The O'Dea Basketball coaches showed leadership and skill in focusing their team on accomplishing their goal of winning the State AA Basketball championship with a 29-0 perfect winning record; and

    WHEREAS, The Fighting Irish team wishes to acknowledge the dedication of the Seniors for their loyalty and contributions to the O'Dea Basketball program;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor the O'Dea High School Fighting Irish Basketball team and Coach Phil Lumpkin and his assistant coaches for their accomplishments; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Coach Phil Lumpkin, the members of the O'Dea Fighting Irish Basketball team, the principal, and the faculty of O'Dea High School.


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

Resolution 4654 adopted by the House of Representatives

                  April 10, 1997.




          Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk