HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2002-4722, by Representatives Linville and Ericksen


     WHEREAS, Sondra Clark of Bellingham, a sixth-grader at Kulshan Middle School, has achieved national recognition for her volunteer efforts for children in Africa; and

     WHEREAS, Sondra Clark has received a 2002 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her volunteer work to promote the needs of the less fortunate children of Africa; and

     WHEREAS, Sondra Clark is receiving this award through the partnership of Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals that honors young volunteers who make an extra effort to help others in need; and

     WHEREAS, Sondra Clark has written letters, spoken to organizations, and appeared on television and radio in her efforts to raise funds to better the lives of children in Africa; and

     WHEREAS, Sondra Clark has raised $22,000 through the publishing of two books on crafts for kids and given a portion to Childcare International; and

     WHEREAS, The success of the State of Washington and our communities depends on the talents and resources of young people like Ms. Sondra Clark;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives congratulate and honor Ms. Sondra Clark as a recipient of this national award, recognize her outstanding record of public service and promotion of the needs of others, and extend best wishes for her continued success and happiness; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Ms. Sondra Clark, the Principal of Kulshan Middle School, and the Mayor of Bellingham.



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

   4722 Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives

                       March 13, 2002.




                Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk