By Senators McAuliffe, Spanel, Sheldon, B., Rasmussen and Kohl-Welles


     WHEREAS, it is the One Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary of the Holy Names Academy; and


     WHEREAS, Holy Names Academy, a private Catholic college‑preparatory school for young women, is the oldest continually operating school in Washington State; and


     WHEREAS, Established in 1880 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Holy Names Academy has graduated over 10,000 students; and


     WHEREAS, The Academy strives to provide the best for people of diverse backgrounds and to create a strong female voice in our society by preparing young women for lives of leadership, community service, and good citizenship; and


     WHEREAS, A rich heritage of academic excellence and values is transmitted to students through a caring staff with a commitment to academic excellence; and


     WHEREAS,  the school=s programs include student activities which foster individual growth and respect for others; and


     WHEREAS, Holy Names prepares its students well with students taking AP exams earning scores that far exceed the national average; and


     WHEREAS, Students in the graduating class of 2001 have been named high scorers in the National Merit and National Achievement or National Hispanic Recognition programs; and


     WHEREAS, The graduates of the Academy demonstrate courageous and imaginative leadership in religious, professional and social spheres;       


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor Holy Names Academy for its one hundred and twenty years of continuous education for young women in Washington State; and,


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Holy Names Academy.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8667,

adopted by the Senate April 10, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate