By Senators Haugen, Spanel, Loveland, Jacobsen, T. Sheldon, Franklin, Prentice, Rasmussen, Heavey, Wojahn and Kohl


     WHEREAS, Oak Harbor Middle School teacher and former state representative from the 10th District, Sue Karahalios, possessed the foresight and initiative to found the school=s first leadership class; and

     WHEREAS, She utilized her personal experience and own inner knowledge of both the history and practice of leadership to craft an innovative educational program, in which students learn the fundamentals of project leadership and cooperative teamwork; and

     WHEREAS, The students in this leadership class, by coordinating and participating in numerous school, community, and church events, develop the skills necessary to become effective civic leaders and contributing members of society; and

     WHEREAS, The leaders of tomorrow are inspired, encouraged, and enabled through visionary programs such as this one to lend their talents and services to the task of building a better world for the next generation; and

     WHEREAS, The students of Oak Harbor Middle School Leadership Class have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Education by the City of Oak Harbor for their continued contributions to the smooth and spirited running of that educational institution;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the members of the Washington State Senate do hereby recognize and honor the exceptional leadership skills and dedication demonstrated by the Oak Harbor Middle School Leadership Class; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate applaud and commend Sue Karahalios for her role in teaching, mentoring, and preparing the students at Oak Harbor Middle School for the duties of responsible democratic citizenship, and instilling in them an appreciation for the workings of government on the local, state, and federal level; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Sue Karahalios, instructor at Oak Harbor Middle School, and the students of the Oak Harbor Middle School Leadership Class.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1998-8718,

adopted by the Senate March 4, 1998.




Secretary of the Senate