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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Martinsville High School Spell Bowl Team.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session of the 113th General Assembly (2004)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Martinsville High School Spell Bowl Team.

    Whereas, The Martinsville High School Spell Bowl Team is a 2003 Class One Hoosier Spell Bowl State Co-Champion;
    Whereas, For the second straight year, Martinsville High School and Penn High School were co-champions;

    Whereas, The Martinsville High School Spell Bowl Team became a 2003 state co-champion with a score of 89 points out of a possible 90 points;

    Whereas, The 2003 victory was the fifth Hoosier Spell Bowl State Championship title for the Martinsville team and brings the total of state championships for all academic areas to 14, the most among Class I schools;

    Whereas, Coach Wayne Babbitt was especially proud of the effort put forth by the 2003 team;

    Whereas, The members of the 2003 team stepped up to fill the void left by last year's departing seniors;

    Whereas, The Indiana Academic Competitions for Excellence (IACE) sponsors three annual competitions for Indiana high schools - Hoosier Spell Bowl, Academic Decathlon, and Academic Super Bowl;

    Whereas, Martinsville High School is the only school to

have won at least three state championships in each of these events;

    Whereas, Excellence in academics deserves special recognition: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to congratulate the Martinsville High School Spell Bowl Team on its recent victory and to wish the team continued success in future competitions.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to team members Mike Land, Sadie Davis, Amy Beth Costin, Mileah Davis, Megan Ward, Josh Blanford, Andy Lane, Zach Ramey, Amanda Isom, and Katie Sipla; to Coach Wayne Babbitt; to Assistant Principals Eric Bowlen, Jill Keller, and Rick Heacock; to Principal Don Alkire; and to Superintendent Ron D. Furniss.