(By Senators Walker, Sprouse, McCabe, Mitchell, Tomblin,

Mr. President, Anderson, Bailey, Ball, Boley, Bowman,

Chafin, Craigo, Dawson, Deem, Dittmar, Edgell, Fanning,

Helmick, Hunter, Jackson, Kessler, Love, McKenzie,

Minard, Minear, Oliverio, Plymale, Prezioso, Redd,

Ross, Sharpe, Snyder, Unger and Wooton)

Commending Edward Slate and Steven Randolph of Sissonville, Kanawha County, for their honesty and integrity in the face of tragedy.

Whereas, On the evening of February 18, 2000, tragedy struck the small community of Sissonville when heavy rains caused flash flooding in the area. Sadly, three beloved individuals lost their lives in an attempted rescue when a rescue boat capsized; and
Whereas, Edward Slate and Steven Randolph, students of Sissonville Middle School and residents of Kanawha Two Mile, found $6,000 and other items belonging to one of the deceased individuals and turned it over to the authorities; and
Whereas, The honesty and integrity of these two young men are to be commended. If every young person in West Virginia would emulate their honesty and integrity, West Virginia's youth would serve as a model for the nation; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby commends Edward Slate and Steven Randolph for their honesty and integrity. These two outstanding young men have projected confidence in the future of West Virginia's youth and should serve as symbols to others to follow; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Edward Slate, Steven Randolph and the principal of Sissonville Middle School.