By Senator Larry Sheahan



     WHEREAS, The Washington State Senate supports excellence in all fields of human endeavor; and


     WHEREAS, The members of the Garfield-Palouse High School Boys= Basketball Team have shown outstanding and unusual athletic skills at their chosen sport by winning the state=s Class B championship for the second consecutive year; and


     WHEREAS, The Vikings benefitted from the leadership and example of ten seniors on the varsity team; and


     WHEREAS, These seniors led the Garfield-Palouse team to an astounding 27-1 record during the course of the year; and


     WHEREAS, Jason Fox, Aaron Elder and Adam Elder made the All-State Team, and four members of the starting five made the First Team, All-County; and


     WHEREAS, The Vikings Boys= Basketball Team benefitted from the leadership and support of Principal Skip Wilson, Athletic Director Alli Bennett, Coach Tim Coles, and Assistant Coach Steve Swinney in their bid for athletic excellence; and


     WHEREAS, The team and its leadership have brought distinction and pride to Garfield-Palouse High School, its students, its supporters, and the entire Garfield-Palouse community;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor and congratulate the 2000-2001 Garfield-Palouse High School Boys= Basketball Team for its hard work, dedication to athletic excellence, and maturity in achieving this recognition; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the principal of Garfield-Palouse High School and to the coaching staff of the 2000-2001 Garfield-Palouse High School Boys= Basketball Team.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8653,

adopted by the Senate March 29, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate