By:  Turner                                           S.R. No. 1263
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The economic future and well-being of the
    1-3  State of Texas lies with the ability, education, and initiative
    1-4  of its young people; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, It is these individuals who will largely be
    1-6  responsible for transforming Texas into a technologically
    1-7  oriented society; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, The Texas Society of Professional Engineers,
    1-9  through the MATHCOUNTS program, is striving to prepare today's
   1-10  students for the challenges ahead; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to
   1-12  encourage seventh-grade and eighth-grade students to enhance
   1-13  their mathematics skills and to reward the "mathletes" for their
   1-14  superior skill and efforts; and
   1-15        WHEREAS, Nationally recognized by the President of the
   1-16  United States, the Vice-President, and members of Congress,
   1-17  as well as by the Secretary of Education, the National Council
   1-18  of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Foundation, and
   1-19  the Texas State Board of Education, the program receives financial
   1-20  and administrative support from the National Society of Professional
   1-21  Engineers, CNA Insurance Companies, NASA, and others; and
   1-22        WHEREAS, Texas MATHCOUNTS derives its financial support
   1-23  from the generosity of such corporate and foundation leaders
    2-1  as NationsBank, 3M, Advanced Micro Devices, Chevron U.S.A.,
    2-2  Incorporated, Compaq Computer Foundation, Motorola, Sid Richardson
    2-3  Foundation, Southwest Airlines, Southwestern Bell Foundation, Texas
    2-4  Instruments, Incorporated, Texas Utilities Electric, Sematech, Texas
    2-5  Society of Professional Engineers auxiliaries, and Texas Society of
    2-6  Professional Engineers chapters; and
    2-7        WHEREAS, This year's Texas Team, consisting of Weiyi Li
    2-8  of College Station, Ben Mathews of Dallas, Matt Mendicino of
    2-9  San Antonio, and Cody Patterson of Weatherford, and
   2-10  Coach John Cocharo of Dallas travelled to Washington, D.C.,
   2-11  for the April 28 National MATHCOUNTS Competition where they
   2-12  distinguished themselves and the State of Texas by achieving
   2-13  the rank of second in the nation; now, therefore, be it
   2-14        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-15  74th Legislature, hereby commend and applaud these students
   2-16  and their coach for their outstanding performance at the National
   2-17  MATHCOUNTS Competition and for their contributions to the future
   2-18  of Texas; and, be it further
   2-19        RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be prepared for the
   2-20  members of the Texas Team and Coach Cocharo as an expression of
   2-21  esteem and respect from the Texas Senate.
   2-22                               ______________________________________
   2-23                                       President of the Senate
   2-24                                    I hereby certify that the above
   2-25                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
    3-1                               on May 26, 1995.
    3-2                               ______________________________________
    3-3                                       Secretary of the Senate
    3-4                               ______________________________________
    3-5                                        Member, Texas Senate