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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team for winning its sixteenth consecutive large school academic decathlon state title.



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First Regular Session of the 118th General Assembly (2013)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team for winning its sixteenth consecutive large school academic decathlon state title.

    Whereas, The people of Indiana take pride in the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of the high school students of their state;

    Whereas, On February 8 and 9, 2013, Martinsville High School competed in the state finals of the Academic Decathlon contest held at Purdue University;

    Whereas, The Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team won its sixteenth consecutive large school academic decathlon state title, earning the team the right to advance to the national competition to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota;

    Whereas, The Martinsville team won the state title with a total of 38,745 points, nearly 2,000 points ahead of second place Lowell;

    Whereas, This victory marks the 30th state championship for Martinsville High School in all academic competitions, the most of any school in Indiana;

    Whereas, The overall theme for the 2013 competition is Russia, and each team member must compete in math, science, music, art, economics, social studies, language and literature, speech, essay, and interview;



    Whereas, Preparation for the competition is intense, with team members practicing hundreds of hours;

    Whereas, Coach Wayne Babbitt expressed his great appreciation to the community for the tremendous support provided to the team, including teachers, parents, and community members who donated their time so freely to help the team prepare for this year's competition;

    Whereas, Success in the academic decathlon requires dedication and sacrifice to attain one's goals; each member of the Martinsville High Schoool Academic Decathlon team is an excellent role model for children and adults alike; and

    Whereas, It is fitting that these fine young Hoosiers be given additional 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 General Assembly congratulates the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team for capturing the sixteenth consecutive state championship for the large school division in the Indiana Academic Decathlon state championship and wishes the team continued success in all its future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Steven Fish, Jamie Hutchison, Austin Mayfield, Savannah Presley, Stephanie Schneck, Isaac Stringer, and Emily Kerstiens, coach Wayne Babbitt, assistant principals Jeff Racy, Martin Woody, and Fred Kutruff, principal Don Alkire, and superintendent Ron Furniss.