(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1856]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                         CATHERINE FOX TRIBUTE


                          HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Ms. Catherine Fox, a 
science teacher at Mancos High School in Mancos, Colorado. Ms. Fox was 
chosen to participate in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's Teachers at Sea Program for 2011.
  Ms. Fox was accepted into the program along with 32 other teachers 
out of a pool of over 250 applicants. The Teachers At Sea Program was 
established in 1990 and since then has given over 500 teachers from 
across the country the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with 
science at sea. Ms. Fox spent 18 days at sea aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar 
Dyson in the Gulf of Alaska where she aided scientists in the 
conducting of walleye pollock surveys.
  Through this program, Ms. Fox was able to bring home experience and 
knowledge that she could pass along to her science students. Ms. Fox 
was quoted in an associated press release saying, ``Students in Mancos 
are far from the ocean, but this experience has allowed me to bring the 
ocean to them.''
  The Teachers at Sea Program has allowed educators like Ms. Catherine 
Fox to grow their curricula and provide more hands-on knowledge for 
their students.
  Mr. Speaker, it is my sincerest pleasure to recognize Ms. Catherine 
Fox. Her dedication to her profession has helped improve our 
educational system and ensure that our students are receiving the best 
education available to them. I rise today to thank Ms. Fox for her 
commitment to learning and congratulate her on her acceptance into the 
2011 Teachers at Sea Program.