(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E567]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                          HON. JERRY McNERNEY

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. McNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask my colleagues to join 
me in honoring the life of Sara Cazares, who passed away last week.
  Sara was born and raised in Stockton, attending Franklin High School, 
and later earning a degree in social anthropology from Harvard before 
coming back to the San Joaquin Valley she loved, to raise her family.
  For Sara, the American Dream was something we should all aspire to: 
you go to school to live a better life and you take responsibility in 
your community. Her actions spoke to this commitment and to her 
  Sara had a long history of community involvement, working with the 
local hospitals, actively participating in the democratic process, 
mentoring children in the Franklin IB program, which aims to encourage 
students to become active and cross-cultural in this interrelated 
world, and other efforts. Most recently, she served as a Board Member 
of the Stockton Unified School District, influencing the lives of 
children She took great pride and joy in giving back, ensuring that our 
children received a quality education.
  Sara was the epitome of how each of us can make a meaningful impact 
on those around us and that we can accomplish anything when the 
community works together. Her dedication, enthusiasm, spirit, and 
commitment to others is inspiring.
  It is for these reasons that I ask my Colleagues to join me in 
honoring the memory of Sara Cazares and in sending our thoughts and 
prayers to her beloved family and friends.