HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2002-4692, by Representatives Quall, Mulliken, McDermott, Dunn, O'Brien, Schindler, Upthegrove, Schmidt, Miloscia, Romero and Talcott


     WHEREAS, Catholic educators have been teaching in Washington state for more than one hundred forty years, beginning with the Sisters of Providence at Fort Vancouver; and

     WHEREAS, More than twenty-nine thousand students currently receive their education in the ninety-one elementary and secondary Catholic schools in the state of Washington; and

     WHEREAS, The dedicated men and women who teach and administer these schools produce academically strong students who also commit themselves to service; and

     WHEREAS, Catholic schools have trained many of the finest leaders in professions and occupations throughout this state and nation; and

     WHEREAS, Several Catholic schools have been recognized by the United States Department of Education as "Schools of Excellence"; and

     WHEREAS, All Catholic schools around the entire country are celebrating "Catholic Schools 2002:  Where Faith and Knowledge Meet";

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the Catholic schools of Washington state and honor their academic excellence and faith-based instruction during this celebration of Catholic Schools Week, January 27 through February 3, 2002; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the school departments at the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane, and the Diocese of Yakima.



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

   4692 Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives

                      February 1, 2002.




                Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk