[Congressional Record Volume 155, Number 98 (Friday, June 26, 2009)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1579]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                  2009 CONGRESSIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

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                         HON. THOMAS J. ROONEY

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, June 25, 2009

  Mr. ROONEY. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the efforts and 
achievements of the 2009 Congressional Award recipients. Striving to 
better themselves and inspire others, these individuals have invested 
countless hours into public service, built their strength and endurance 
through academic and athletic pursuits, and explored their own 
abilities in new and challenging arenas. Volunteerism, self-discipline, 
and determination are hallmarks of this class of award recipients, and 
their passion rightfully deserves the admiration of this House.
  The Congressional Awards recognize four avenues of individual 
growth--community service, physical fitness, exploration, and personal 
development--while acknowledging their interconnectivity in forming 
balanced and promising young citizens.
  In their pursuit of these goals, recipients have encouraged the 
growth of new skills and greater confidence. For many, these projects 
will be the cornerstone for future endeavors, further enriching their 
lives and encouraging others to follow their lead.
  The 2009 Congressional Award winners demonstrate dedication to 
improving their communities and making the world a better place.
  The following are honored recipients of the 2009 Congressional Award:
  Alec Kohli, Lukas Bergqvist, Ashley Macres, Kristen Glass, Stephanie 
Glass, Sarah Williams, Kelly Chen, Renee Jorgensen, Spencer Chase, Mark 
Felicio, Todd Lundrigan, George Major, Sarah Schwab, Charles Su, 
Christopher Barnum, Sacha Finn, Cameron Chalfant, John Hunsaker, 
Malinda Seu, Lynn Tse, Natalie Millman, Kathryn Gasparro, Heather 
Mauldin, Jena Mauldin, Andy Powers Davis, David Steinmetz, Christina 
DiMarzio, Courtney Cox, Hayley Gibson, Drake Gordon, Alexandra Abadia, 
Brian Asker, Christian Estevez, Jessica Fillhaber, Jordan Gallas, 
Stefan Hogle, Shannon Johnson, Kiera Kadri, Jesse Lively, Nicholas 
Lively, Adam Pere, Aleksi Poirier, Maxwell Poirier, Mitchell Poirier, 
Faren Silverman, Philip Stumpf, Neil Zimmerman, Erin Brannen, Katherine 
Brattebo, Taylor Celedinas, Lyndsay Daubert, Elizabeth Doane, Michelle 
Hardin, Adam Hollander, Summer Lubart, Connor Melnyk, Amanda Pekar, 
Jessica Olsen, Joshua Howard, Michael Moroz, Jenna Harris, Ashley 
Newman, Weston Newman, Rebecca Brazeale, Jeralyn Westercamp, Katelyn 
Benton, Jonathan Bertsch, Kyle Felzien, Heather Layher, Josh Layher, 
Jacob Levi, Daniel Revard, Shelby Roth, Kathryn Vincent, Lyndsey 
Vincent, Megan Breeding, Shawn Bybee, Ida Fischer, Hosanna Kabakoro, 
Mary Jordan Langfield, Elizabeth Middleton, Justin Novacek, Anna 
Sandven, Ryan Seastrom, Rebecka Seward, Candace Trautwein, Alexander 
Hawkins, Erica Newell, Melanie Spung, David Cieply, Emily Carlile, Alex 
Cain, Joshua Chudy, Lisa Huber, Jadhken Kerr, Jadhon Kerr, Rachel 
Battershaw, Annie Burke, Dakota Hauserman, Rachel Matthew, Denver 
Shipman, Scott Shipman, Emilee Whitesell, Mari Reeves, Tyler Wilcox, 
Brandi Thomas, Christopher Camillucci, Niels Steadman, Todd Sharpe, 
Kristen Barnett, Cassandra Dalrymple, Joanna Guy, Henry Zheng, Joseph 
Jendrusina, Veronica Kirin, Jenna Bjorke, Alexander Mace, Ashley Mace, 
Ami Mehta, Emma Frey, Kelsey Abele, Elizabeth Lewis, Tyler Camp, Daniel 
Clark, Cory Gargus, Chelsi Smith, Justin Armstrong, Mattie Carter, 
Ashley Cooper, Derek Lair, Steven Elliott, Alston Harris, Eleanor 
Hoppe, Sarah Smith, Colin Sorensen, Katherine Aronoff, Summer Brecht, 
Elizabeth Cubbage, Jordan Phifer, Eric Stump, Katie Stump, Rebecca 
Wentzel, Steven Zipparo, Gabrielle Giaquinto, Madeline Giaquinto, Sonam 
Shah, Nicholas Stango, John Voorhees, Samantha Albala, Patrick 
Chevalier, Robert Dorfman, Adam Gross, Megan Arguell, Alexandra Garney, 
Megan Partridge, Nevin Raj, Neal Bakshi, Elizabeth Bogdon, Sean Lu, 
Tina Shiang, Rebecca Wu, Christina Borovilas, Mary-Katherine Rose, 
Sujay Tyle, Nandini Srinivasan, Michael Cox, Mike Eklund, Teor Khuon, 
Du Luong, Phong Ma, Quyen Ma, Nhan Nguyen, Tevorith Srong, Srun Chhang, 
Le Long, Phanit Nhem, Mi Ta, Camlung Ung, Kyle Zhu, Jazmin Richardson, 
Vinay Trivedi, Cuiping Chen, Cuiyu Chen, Jillian Comer, Elizabeth 
Donahoe, Jacob Feldman, Julie Ann Haldeman, Brittany Love, James 
McDonald, Julia Melin, Victoria Patchell, Marta Piotrowicz, Julia 
Powers, Jocelyn Simons, Michelle Wojciechowicz, Tyler Zimmerman, 
Stephanie Bernasconi, Luis Gutierrez, Joaquin Mondragon, Amin Ruiz, 
Brian Elgort, Ryan Kane, Kent Willis, Michele Felberg, Christina 
Noblett, Amanda Vining, John Bradshaw, Collin Evans, Christine Folger, 
Britt Brandon, Sarah Gresser, Alicia Hanson, Jonathan Hanson, McKenna 
Rankin, Marshall Christopher, Karen Pickens, Cassandra Tuten, Mark Van 
Wagenen, Jenessa Barch, Faith Jones, Amanda O'Malley, Katherine 
Shannon, George Smith III, Dana Mathews, Blythe Hall, Devin Hall, 
Kaitlin Smith, Jacqueline Bedsaul, Taryn Bierhuizen, Courtney Owens, 
Patrick Crow, Matthew Cutler, Sam Pauken, Stephanie Redfern, Jennifer 
Baltas, Alexander Grigg, Emily Green, David Ramish, Nicolo Mendolia, 
Alexander Chin, Chelsea Green, Ryan Pyke, Leanne Paulsen, Lauren Below, 
James Hilgendorf, Paul Isaac Picklesimer, John Tate Bauman, Nicole 
Clikeman, Beth Cochran, Alex Coolidge, Kali Gentleman, Jessica 
Griffith, Keegan Hall, Tylor Hanzlik, Ian Kline, Edward, Lynch, Michael 
Aaron Meier, Stephanie Meisner, Christina Nielsen, Betsy Plemons, 
Christopher Plemons, Kurt B. Rangitsch, Sara Rangitsch, Katrina Sauter, 
Katherine Stewart, Lara Wilson.

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