A RESOLUTION



Representatives Derickson, Combs, Conditt 

Honoring the Miami University synchronized skating team as the 2012 U.S. National Champion.
       WHEREAS,  The members of the House of Representatives of the 129th General Assembly of Ohio are pleased to congratulate the Miami University synchronized skating team on winning the 2012 U.S. National Championship; and

       WHEREAS,  A remarkable group of athletes, the members of the Miami University synchronized skating team have combined talent and competitive spirit with the highest ideals of good sportsmanship to establish themselves as a truly exceptional squad. With admirable dedication, the RedHawks have worked diligently toward attaining ultimate proficiency in synchronized skating, and as a result, they scored 87.80 points to win this year's U.S. National Championship, their eighth consecutive national crown and their fourteenth such title in program history; and 

       WHEREAS,  The RedHawks' achievements and leadership are a justifiable source of pride and an excellent reflection on the members, their families, their school, their community, and their coaches. The success of any athletic endeavor depends largely on the ability of the coaches to provide both guidance and inspiration, and in leading their team to victory, MU's mentors have not only helped each athlete to develop her talents to the fullest but also instilled in each a valuable sense of determination, perseverance, and camaraderie; and

       WHEREAS,  With athletic competition playing such an important role in the total education of our young people, we are extremely pleased to pay tribute to these exemplary athletes and their outstanding coaches for a job well done. The maturity and experience the team members have gained through participation in sports will greatly aid them in meeting the challenges of the future; therefore be it

       RESOLVED,  That we, the members of the House of Representatives of the 129th General Assembly of Ohio, in adopting this Resolution, commend the Miami University synchronized skating team on its tremendous 2012 season and salute the members and coaches as fine citizens; and be it further

       RESOLVED,  That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a duly authenticated copy of this Resolution to the Miami University synchronized skating team.