March 29, 2004 - Issue: Vol. 150, No. 41 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 2nd Session
HONORING MEGHAN PASRICHA; Congressional Record Vol. 150, No. 41
(Extensions of Remarks - March 29, 2004)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E472] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING MEGHAN PASRICHA ______ HON. MICHAEL N. CASTLE of delaware in the house of representatives Monday, March 29, 2004 Mr. CASTLE. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to honor and pay tribute to Meghan Pasricha upon her nomination as a Jefferson Award finalist. Ms. Pasricha is founder of the successful Anti-Tobacco Action Club at Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware. As a 10th grader, Meghan started her organization with 12 members and a goal: raising teenage awareness of tobacco-related health hazards. Her hard work has paid off and today Meghan is the State chairwoman of the Kick Butts Generation, an anti-tobacco organization with over 4,000 local members. Ms. Pasricha's dedication to educating people about the dangers of tobacco is limitless. She recently gave a presentation at the World Conference on Tobacco in Heis, Finland, and has reached out to groups of children in places as far away as Mhau, India. Mr. Speaker, I commend and congratulate Ms. Pasricha upon her nomination as a finalist for the Jefferson Award. Her determination and drive to educate and empower others serves as an example to us all. She is truly worthy of this honor. ____________________