(Extensions of Remarks - May 22, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 88 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E688]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       HONORING JAMIE MANCHESTER


                      HON. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, May 22, 2017

  Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Jamie 
Manchester of Davenport, Washington.
  Mrs. Manchester recently received the Recognizing Inspirational 
School Employees (RISE) Award for her exemplary service to the students 
of Washington State. Sponsored by the National Coalition of Classified 
Education Support Employee Unions (NCCESEU), the RISE Award seeks to 
recognize all classified school education support employees across the 
country for their ongoing contributions to education, and for the key 
role they play in promoting and ensuring student achievement, student 
safety and overall well-being.
  During her 10 years of service as a Library Technician and Technology 
Coordinator in Sprague, Lamont, and Davenport, Jamie has been a strong 
advocate for technology in the classroom, creating her school's first 
elementary computer lab, and implementing 1:1 Chromebooks for K-12. 
Furthermore, she has authored grants that helped to introduce STEM 
based curriculum and new technology in the classroom to enrich the 
education and overall lives of her students.
  Jamie serves as the Vice President of the Creston Alumni Association, 
helping award over $240,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in 
the community. She has been a member of the Public School Employees 
(PSE) of Washington SEIU Local 1948 since 2006 and has served on the 
Education and Training Committee, as Chapter Vice President and Chapter 
Secretary, and as an Annual Convention Delegate.
  Again I wish to send my congratulations to Jamie as PSE's first 
recipient of the national RISE Award recognizing her leadership and 
contributions to the students of Davenport, Creston, Sprague, and