By Senator Haugen


     WHEREAS, The woodworking and the industrial technology classes at Stanwood High School have been recognized on a state and national level for excellence; and

     WHEREAS, One of the reasons these programs enjoy such a valued reputation is because of the high quality of instruction the students receive from both Mike Chandler and Darryl Main, teachers with more than 30 years of experience between them; and

     WHEREAS, Stanwood High School is one of the few schools that still places an emphasis on  time-honored, traditional craftsmanship, while at the same time instructing students in the safe utilization of the most modern technological tools and techniques; and

     WHEREAS, The students= projects in these classes range from impressive furniture pieces to metal and wooden toys, kitchen cabinetry, trailers, and rebuilt engines; and

     WHEREAS, The Stanwood High School woodworking and metals programs help support the local economy by purchasing as much material as possible from community producers; and

     WHEREAS, Students in these two programs at Stanwood High School learn not only a craft and vocational skill, but also learn to take pride in their workmanship and develop self-discipline in the course of their studies; and

     WHEREAS, The academic qualifications and skills these students have acquired allow them to compete in high-demand careers and pursue additional educational training in whatever field they may choose to follow; and

     WHEREAS, The Stanwood High School woodworking program and industrial technology program have both been invited by the Washington Vocational Association to exhibit their projects in the capitol as part of Vocational-Technical Education Week;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize and honor the exceptional skills and craftsmanship demonstrated by students in the Stanwood High School woodworking and industrial technology programs; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate applaud and commend the outstanding job of teaching and mentoring that Mike Chandler and Darryl Main have done at Stanwood High School for many years; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Mike Chandler and Darryl Main, certified instructors of vocational education programs at Stanwood High School.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1998-8698,

adopted by the Senate February 13, 1998.




Secretary of the Senate