By Senators Bauer and McAuliffe


     WHEREAS, Each year high schools from around Washington participate in the Academic Decathlon where Washington high school students compete against one another by answering questions in the following ten academic areas:  Math, economics, science, social science, literature, fine arts, essay, speech, interview, and super quiz; and

     WHEREAS, An Academic Decathlon Team is composed of nine students who are given the opportunity to win medals and whose combined score determines the overall winner of the competition; and

     WHEREAS, Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to Hudson's Bay High School's Academic Decathlon Team composed of:  Court Tisdale, Clayton Hanson, Frank Fuhrman, Matt Cameron, Jon Marshall, Matt Weber, Rian Mueller, Luke Hammer, and William Davis; and

     WHEREAS, Leading the Hudson's Bay High School Academic Decathlon Team is Coach Fran Duncan whose dedication and willingness to share her evenings and free time has enabled the Hudson's Bay High School Academic Decathlon Team to win the state Academic Decathlon competition and represent Washington in the national Academic Decathlon in Saint George, Utah; and

     WHEREAS, Each team member sacrifices free time after school and on weekends to practice and prepare for the Academic Decathlon; and

     WHEREAS, Several members of the Academic Decathlon Team are also on the Hudson's Bay Knowledge Bowl Team that recently won first place at the regional competition and second place at the state competition, and for the last three years has been selected to represent the state of Washington in the national Panasonic Academic Challenge;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the state of Washington recognize and honor the Hudson's Bay Academic Decathlon Team; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Washington State Academic Decathlon Board of Directors:  Richard Kistler, Irene Clise, Roberta M. Sahr, Dr. David A. Steele, Linn Hergert, and Fran Duncan be recognized for their gift of time and dedication to the Washington State Academic Decathlon; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the principal of Hudson's Bay High School, Coach Fran Duncan, each member of the Washington State Academic Decathlon Board of Directors, and each member of the Hudson's Bay Academic Decathlon Team.


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1997-8665,

adopted by the Senate April 23, 1997.





Secretary of the Senate