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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon Team on winning the state competition.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon Team on winning the state competition.

    Whereas, the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team won its eleventh straight state large school title during the state competition held at Purdue University on February 8 and 9, 2008;

    Whereas, the purpose of the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is to develop and provide academic competitions, curriculum, and assessment to promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork among students of all achievement levels;

    Whereas, in order to win, the students had to compete with other schools in the areas of art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social studies, and speech;

    Whereas, in considering the importance of the competition, Coach Wayne Babbitt said, "The Decathlon is the most challenging and the most rewarding competition. Some of my students say if it weren't for the Decathlon, they would not have gone on to college or received a scholarship.";


    Whereas, because of this great accomplishment, the Artesians will be representing Indiana at the USAD National Finals in Garden Grove, California from April 30 through May 3; and

    Whereas, this state title carries on the long legacy of success achieved by the Martinsville High School academic teams: Therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon Team on winning its eleventh straight state competition.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Martinsville High School Superintendent, Dr. Ron Furniss; Principal, Don Alkire; Team Coach, Wayne Babbitt; and each member of the championship team.