By Senators Eide and Roach


     WHEREAS, The Washington State Legislature values and encourages excellence in all fields of endeavor; and


     WHEREAS, Participation in athletics inspires students to develop attitudes and skills necessary for scholastic and life success, such as perseverance, teamwork, loyalty, and sportsmanship; and


     WHEREAS, The Decatur High School Boys' Soccer Team is the 2000-2001 Class 4A Boys' Soccer Champion; and


     WHEREAS, The Golden Gators have distinguished themselves and brought honor to their school by winning their first-ever state title; and


     WHEREAS, Under the coaching and supervision of Jimmy McAlister, the team finished the season undefeated; and


     WHEREAS, The Golden Gators achieved their preseason goal of winning the state championship through a team effort where every player contributed; and


     WHEREAS, This team has deservedly, and through dedication, commitment, and sacrifice, achieved the title of Washington State Class 4A Boys' Soccer Champion;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the state of Washington recognize and honor the Decatur Boys' Soccer Team and Coach Jimmy McAlister for their accomplishments and hard work; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Coach Jimmy McAlister, the members of the Decatur Boys' Soccer Team, and the principal and faculty of Decatur High School.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8705,

adopted by the Senate June 5, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate