By Senators Kastama, Rasmussen and Franklin


     WHEREAS,  It is the tradition of the Washington State Senate to recognize those  who attain exceptional academic and extracurricular achievements; and


     WHEREAS, The Puyallup High School dance team gave an electrifying performance at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Dance Team Tournament held at the Sundome in Yakima, Washington, on March 17; and


     WHEREAS, The thirty-one member team placed first in the Apom@ category; and


     WHEREAS, The Vikings were also crowned the 4-A academic champions for dance and drill teams with a grade point average of 3.71; and


     WHEREAS, Out of ninety-three teams competing in the tournament, the Puyallup High School dance team received the highest score and a rating of Asuperior@; and


     WHEREAS, Coach Keri Bott provided support, encouragement and inspiration to the team=s 31 members, who spent countless hours throughout the school year preparing for the tournament;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate does hereby recognize that the dedication and hard work of the Puyallup High School dance team has brought great pride to their school and community; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted immediately by the Secretary of the Senate to the Puyallup High School and the members and coach of the Puyallup High School dance team.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8668,

adopted by the Senate April 9, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate