By Senators Finkbeiner, Johnson and Kohl-Welles


     WHEREAS, it is the practice of the Washington State Senate to recognize and  honor the contributions of individuals and organizations that reflect standards of excellence and enhance the well-being and quality of life of the citizens of the state of Washington; and

     WHEREAS, Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound=s purpose is to educate and inspire the young people of this state to value free enterprise, business, and economics in order to improve the quality of the lives; and

     WHEREAS, Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound serves more than ninety thousand  local students each year with in school and interactive online programs, and its annual Job Shadow Day Program; and

     WHEREAS, Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound provides K-12 classroom programs designed to meet our state=s Essential Academic Learning Requirements at no cost to more than one thousand two hundred schools in more than ninety districts in Benton, Clallam, Franklin, Gray=s Harbor, Island, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston, Whatcom, and Walla Walla counties; and  

     WHEREAS, Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound draws upon more than three thousand volunteers from local communities annually to serve as role models and classrooms volunteers for its K-12 programs; and

     WHEREAS, Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound is guided and supported by boards comprised of the leaders of one hundred and thirty of Washington=s best and most philanthropic companies; and

     WHEREAS, As part of its ImpACT 2005 goal of annually reaching one hundred and forty thousand local students, Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound has undertaken piloting a national program, Experience Junior Achievement, an experiential learning experience for fifth and eighth graders; and

     WHEREAS, local high school teams from Eastside Catholic, Lynnwood, and Peninsula High Schools have won all three of the National JA Titan on line business simulation competitions;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor and thank Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound Region and its supporters in the business and education communities for these and other outstanding services to this state; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Office of the Governor, the Principals of Eastside, Lynnwood, and Peninsula High Schools, and David Moore, President, Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 2001-8679,

adopted by the Senate April 20, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate