June 11, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 87 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
BECKY SHELLITO; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1384] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] BECKY SHELLITO ______ HON. SAM GRAVES of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, June 11, 2009 Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Becky Shellito of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Becky is active in the community through her work and has been chosen to receive the YWCA Women of Excellence Award for Woman in Support Services. Becky Shellito married after attending Missouri Western State University; nevertheless, this high school valedictorian lived up to the expectations of that designation in her life. While raising two young daughters, she was active in the Parent Teacher Association and was elected as president of that organization. She went to work part- time for the Grace Evangelical Church while her youngest daughter was in middle school and today serves as Office Manager, handling all administrative functions for a staff of six pastors, four secretaries and two custodians. Becky is a great coach and strong administrator. She has assisted families who have faced tragedy, knowing all too well the challenges faced by families who have lost loved ones. Seventeen years ago, Becky and her family lost their two daughters in a tragic automobile accident. It is not simply her testimony, but her life that brings hope to individuals who face the most difficult circumstances. Her leadership and professionalism are shadowed only by her strong resolve and perseverance. Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in recognizing Becky Shellito. She has made an amazing impact on countless individuals in the St. Joseph community. I am honored to represent her in the United States Congress. ____________________