"Federal Way Eagle Day"

"Federal Way Eagle Day"
WHEREAS, Thirteen young men came together with one common goal, dedicated to a
sense of" team, led by a state champion coach Jerome Collins; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Way High School Varsity Boys Basketball team played to a 272 record, going undefeated in league play with a 16-0 record, not losing to a single 4A
school in the state; and
WHEREAS, these young men of character overcame adversity losing their leadingscorer at the beginning of the season; and
WHEREAS, in the words of Head Coach Jerome Collins, "You never can achieve
greatness without sacrifice," a motto the Eagles carried with them throughout their
undefeated Spring, and Fall League schedules, as well as throughout their remarkable
29-game season; and
WHEREAS, this team, led by captain and state MVP Viont'e Daniels and co-captain
Christian Jones represented our city and their school well with a championship attitude;
WHEREAS, on March 5th, 2015 the Eagles earned a spot in the final four, defeating
Moses Lake High School 74-(>\'3, and defeated Union High School 71-68 on March 7th,
2015 to advance to the 1-A Basketball State Championship Game, securing the school's
second basketball state championship with a 65-46 victory over Davis High School; and
WHEREAS, the teams motto, "Play Hard, Rebound, Defend, Share the Ball, WE WIN"
guided this outstanding group of young men, a group the entire city is proud to call their
own, to the title of champion, a title that can never be taken away;
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, the undersigned Mayor of the City of Federal Way,
Washington, do hereby proclaim the day of March 18, 2015 as Federal Way Eagle
Day in the City of Federal Way and call upon all citizens to observe this day by wearing
blue and white, and by proudly flying their American Flag at their homes or businesses
in support of Eagle Pride.
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SIGNED this 17th day of March, 2015
City ofFederal Way Mayor
Jim Pencil, Mayor