HONORING MEGHAN PASRICHA
(Extensions of Remarks - March 29, 2004)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E472]
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                        HONORING MEGHAN PASRICHA

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                         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.

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