HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4619, by Representatives Lantz, Jackley and Fromhold


      WHEREAS, The Peninsula High School's Economics Team, lovingly dubbed Econ Hawks, has won the first ever National Junior Achievement Titan competition; and

      WHEREAS, The students included in the competition were:  Olivia Blades, Nick Castellani, Dana Champlin, Marc Johnson, Bill Lincoln, Sarah Nichols, Steve Puckett, and Angela Strote; and

      WHEREAS, The student managers of the Peninsula High School's Economics Team included:  Alison Heagy, Laurence Oh, and Dustin Welch; and

      WHEREAS, Lori Smith, the teacher of Applied Economics at Peninsula High School, worked with and provided invaluable assistance to the school's participants; and

      WHEREAS, The students simulated an online company that produces and sells a fictitious product called Cyberpen; and

      WHEREAS, The students worked as a team to determine price, production, investment, and research and development; and

      WHEREAS, The students competed on December 9, 2000, at the Peninsula High School computer lab and, finishing second in the Regional competition, were able to advance to the Final Regional competition; and

      WHEREAS, The students met on December 13, 2000, at the Peninsula High School library computer lab to compete at the national level; and

      WHEREAS, There were a total of eight teams in the final competitive round, all other teams participating having gone bankrupt; and

      WHEREAS, The final standing teams were:  Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, Washington, with one hundred ten performance index points; Mnmdecsj, New Hampshire, with one hundred two performance index points; B & D, Inc., Edmonds, Washington, with eighty-four performance index points; CDC2, Denver, Colorado, with eighty performance index points; and Kent-Meridian High School, Kent, Washington; and

      WHEREAS, The Junior Achievement business consultant for the team, Nancy Giacolone, worked with the team once a week;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the award-winning Peninsula High School Economics Team for the competition that gave them first place, a tremendous accomplishment; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the Economic Department staff, counselors, and administration at Peninsula High School.


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

      Resolution 4619 adopted by the House of Representatives

                        February 13, 2001.


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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk  Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk