SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 32
(By Senators Jenkins, Unger, Kessler (Mr. President), D. Hall, Stollings, Plymale and Williams)
Recognizing the Huntington Prep basketball team for its outstanding accomplishments on the basketball court and excellence in the classroom.
Whereas, Huntington Prep is a private basketball program that attracts elite high school student-athletes from around the world; and
Whereas, Under the leadership of Coach Rob Fulford, a native of Mullens, West Virginia, Huntington Prep has compiled a record of 109 wins to only 13 losses during the last four years, and has established itself as one of the elite basketball prep programs in the country; and
Whereas, Over the past four years, Huntington Prep has helped twenty-five players, including eight seniors this year, receive full athletic scholarships totaling over $2 million; and
Whereas, Huntington Prep has had twelve McDonald’s All-American nominees, was the 2012-2013 preseason #1 ranked team in the nation by both USA Today and Max Preps, and has maintained a national top 10 ranking throughout the year; and
Whereas, Huntington Prep has had two games televised nationally by ESPN this year, and will also be covered nationally by the network during the National High School Invitational April 4-6, 2013; and
Whereas, Huntington Prep players are full-time students at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, West Virginia, where they are awarded with a first-class, private education; and
Whereas, For all of their success on the basketball court, Huntington Prep players also excel in the classroom with a combined team grade point average of 3.31, and with two players maintaining a 4.0 for the year; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the Huntington Prep basketball team for its outstanding accomplishments on the basketball court and excellence in the classroom; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate acknowledges the hard work and dedication of each coach and player on the Huntington Prep team and wishes each of them well on a bright future ahead; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Huntington Prep basketball team.