(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E752-E753]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO THOMAS GRIFFIN


                            HON. TOM LATHAM

                                of iowa

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the achievements 
of Thomas Griffin of Ankeny, Iowa for receiving a coveted 2013 James 
Madison Fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship 
   The James Madison Fellowship is offered to current and prospective 
teachers of American history and social studies to support study of the 
history and principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, at the 
graduate level. These fellowships provide a valuable service to our 
Nation by both fostering the aspirations of the Nation's most promising 
and distinguished teachers while continually improving the quality of 
teaching in our Nation's schools.
   Mr. Griffin, a teacher at Johnston High School, represents one of 
just 56 fellowships that were awarded Nationwide in 2013. His selection 
for this honor will include up to $24,000 toward a master's degree in 
his field of study.
   Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Mr. 
Griffin from the great

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State of Iowa in the United States Congress. I know my colleagues in 
the United States House will join me in congratulating him for 
receiving this recognition, and I wish him the best of luck in his 
studies and continuing career in education.