By Senators Swecker, Costa, and Rasmussen

WHEREAS, the Washington State Senate supports excellence in all fields of human endeavor and thinks it is particularly important to recognize the achievements of exceptional young people; and

WHEREAS, today=s younger generation, which is so influenced by its peer groups, is in need of positive role models and outstanding demonstrations of community spirit and good works by members of its own generation; and

WHEREAS, Twelve-year-old Adam Lee, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones from Centralia, has overcome a severe case of dyslexia to become an accomplished pianist who enjoys nothing more than sharing his gifts and talents with others; and

WHEREAS, Adam has performed in public to help raise money for good and worthy causes including the American Red Cross, Kosovo Relief, the Seattle Seniors Center, the Southeast Seattle Senior Center, Senior Services for South Sound, Operation Night Vision in Boise, ID, the National World War II War Memorial in Washington, D.C. among others; and

WHEREAS, Adam has performed for the Honorable U.S. Senator Patty Murray, the Honorable Governor Gary Locke, the Washington State Legislature, and later for the nation at-large during his 1999 holiday season recital at the White House arranged by special invitation from President Bill Clinton; and

WHEREAS, Adam=s present accomplishments and future successes can be attributed in no small part to the dedication and constant support of his mother, Ms. Joanna Lee; and

WHEREAS, by his unselfish commitment to the public good, his desire to bring joy to the hearts of others and his determination to overcome his learning disability, Adam has been an inspiration to his teachers, his peers and his community;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor and thank Adam Lee for his inspiration, example, dedication, public spirit and musical excellence; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Adam Lee, his mother Ms. Joanna Lee and his grandparents B Mr. & Mrs. Charles Jones.




I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 2001-8608,

adopted by the Senate February 2, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate