HOUSE RESOLUTION NO.2009-4628, by Representatives Wallace, Goodman, Appleton, Morrell, and Maxwell

     WHEREAS, The students selected by the Higher Education Coordinating Board as Washington Scholars and Washington Scholars-Alternates in 2009 have distinguished themselves as exceptional students, student leaders, and as talented and enthusiastic participants in many diverse activities including art, debate, drama, honor societies, interscholastic sports, Junior Achievement, knowledge competitions, music, and student government; and
     WHEREAS, These exemplary students have also contributed to the welfare of those less fortunate in their neighborhoods through volunteer efforts with community service organizations such as the United Way, Special Olympics, March of Dimes, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, community food drives, senior centers, scouting, and church groups; and
     WHEREAS, The state of Washington benefits greatly from the accomplishments of these caring and gifted individuals, not only in their roles as students, but also as citizens, role models for other young people, and future leaders of our communities and our state; and
     WHEREAS, Through the Washington Scholars Program, the Governor, the Legislature, and the state's citizens have an opportunity to recognize and honor four outstanding seniors from each of the state's forty-nine legislative districts (three Scholars and one Alternate) for the students' exceptional academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor and congratulate the Washington Scholars and Washington Scholars-Alternates for their hard work, dedication, contributions, and maturity in achieving this significant accomplishment; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the families of these students be commended for the encouragement and support they have provided to the scholars; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the principals, teachers, and classmates of these highly esteemed students be recognized for the important part they played in helping the scholars to learn, contribute, lead, and excel; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to each of the Washington Scholars and Washington Scholars-Alternates selected in 2009.

I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4628 adopted by the House of Representatives
March 4, 2009

Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk