By Senator Larry Sheahan



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


     WHEREAS, The members of the Tekoa-Oaksdale High School Girls= Basketball Team have exhibited outstanding athletic skill by winning the Class B state championship; and


     WHEREAS, To win the Class B state championship, the Wildcats had to go to overtime to secure a 70-64 win over their opponents; and


     WHEREAS, Betsy Smart and Katie Driscoll of the Tekoa-Oaksdale High School Girls= Basketball Team were selected to the first team All-State, and Michelle Faunce was named to the second team All-State; and


     WHEREAS, The Wildcats Girls= Basketball Team benefitted from the leadership and support of Principal and Athletic Director Wayne Roellich, Coach Paul Vorhees, and Assistant Coach Kristen Davis in their bid for athletic excellence; and


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


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor and congratulate the 2000-2001 Tekoa-Oaksdale High School Girls= Basketball Team for its hard work, dedication to 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 Tekoa-Oaksdale and to the coaching staff of the 2000-2001 girls Class B state basketball champions.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8654,

adopted by the Senate March 29, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate