By Senator Honeyford


     WHEREAS, the Concerned Businessmen=s Association of America in 1985 launched the Children=s Set A Good Example campaign and school contest, considered by many to be one of the most highly acclaimed, strongest, successful moral character building programs in the nation; and


     WHEREAS, the purpose of this contest is to help win the war against drug abuse, delinquency, crime and violence, all of which invade one of the most important elements of  society B our schools; and


     WHEREAS, the Children=s Set A Good Example campaign is popular with students and teachers alike because it motivates, recognizes and awards student-designed and student-run projects; and


     WHEREAS, the contest involves well over 10,000 schools and twelve million students from all fifty states; and


     WHEREAS, the students of the Klickitat Community Youth Center in White Salmon have been chosen by judges of the eighteenth Annual Children=s Set A Good Example School Competition to receive third place nationally in this year=s contest; and


        WHEREAS, the students at the youth center chose the theme Safeguard and Improve the Environment for their project; and


     WHEREAS, these students planted trees along Jewett Creek to beautify the trail next to the creek and to provide shade for fish, conducted litter patrols in White Salmon and Bingen and at the local park-and-ride lot along State Route 14, and painted over graffiti on the buildings and picnic tables at Daubenspeck Park in Bingen; and


     WHEREAS, these children are truly an inspiration to all of us and a fine example to all young people throughout the State of Washington; and


     WHEREAS, the students at the Klickitat Community Youth Center will be awarded their third-place certificates of merit during a ceremony in White Salmon on Tuesday, June 19th, 2001;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate hereby honor these dedicated and deserving students for their special accomplishment and their outstanding community work.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8706,

adopted by the Senate June 8, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate