HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4623, by Representatives Morell, Casada, Kenney, Jarrett, Bush, Darneille, Woods, Marine, Dunn, Schindler, Ahern, Pennington, Sump, Cooper, Fisher, Rockefeller, Reardon, Sehlin, Fromhold, Lovick, O'Brien, Benson, Hunt, Pflug, Lambert, D. Schmidt, G. Chandler, Veloria, Hankins, Hatfield and Conway


     WHEREAS, Since 1896 the modern Olympic games have recognized the best athletes in the world rewarding individuals who are the standard of excellence in their field of competition; and

     WHEREAS, Megan Quann, representing the United States of America, won two Olympic gold medals at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, one in the 100 meter breaststroke and one in the 400 medley relay; and

     WHEREAS, Megan Quann has set the United States record in the 50 meter, 100 meter, and the 200 meter breaststroke competitions and has compiled too many victories to enumerate; and

     WHEREAS, Megan Quann has achieved all of these things at the age of sixteen while maintaining a near perfect grade point average; and

     WHEREAS, Megan Quann proudly represents the Puyallup Aquatic Club, including her Senior Coach Rick Benner, Head Coach Song Parent, Age Group Coach Pam Reid, and the Director of the club Terry VanZanten, as well as all of her teammates; and

     WHEREAS, Megan Quann has brought great honor to the United States of America, to the State of Washington, to Pierce County, to the community of South Hill, and to Emerald Ridge High School;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize Megan Quann as the standard of hard work, perseverance, and excellence for an entire generation of young people who can learn by watching and emulating the example she has set through all of her achievements; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to Megan Quann.


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

   Resolution 4623 adopted by the House of Representatives

                     February 22, 2001.


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