By Senator Eide


     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 Federal Way High School Baseball Team is the 2000-2001 Class 4A Baseball Champion; and


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


     WHEREAS, Under the coaching and supervision of Eric Fielder, the team finished the season with an outstanding 23-3 record; and


     WHEREAS, The Eagles combined outstanding pitching with timely hitting throughout the season; and


     WHEREAS, The team is made up of student-athletes who work as hard in the classroom as on the baseball field; and


     WHEREAS, This team has deservedly, and through team effort, commitment, and sacrifice, achieved the title of Washington State Class 4A Baseball Champion;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the state of Washington recognize and honor the Federal Way High School Baseball Team and Coach Eric Fielder 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 Eric Fielder, the members of the Eagles Baseball Team, and the Principal and Faculty of Federal Way High School.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8707,

adopted by the Senate 6/13/01.





Secretary of the Senate