(Extensions of Remarks - February 07, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E155]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                        HONORING CHERYL REDGATE


                         HON. LINDA T. SANCHEZ

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  Ms. SANCHEZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate National School 
Counseling Week, and to honor a treasured member of my community and 
school counselor at Santa Fe High School, Cheryl Redgate. Ms. Redgate 
has been a counselor at Santa Fe High School for 35 years and is an 
inclusive and caring support system for her students. She has dedicated 
her life to empowering students and instilling in them the values of 
selflessness and giving, and she has made a tremendous impact on the 
lives of every student she meets.
  In addition to her position as counselor, Ms. Redgate serves in many 
leadership roles at Santa Fe High School. She has been the leading 
representative for the school's anti-drunk driving program ``Every 15 
Minutes,'' leading parent debriefs for the parents of those who 
participated. She designed Parent Education Day and the Service 
Learning Program, which acknowledges students for their participation 
in community service and reinforces her dedication to teaching the 
values of selflessness and giving.
  Ms. Redgate has devoted her life to helping others. She founded the 
Christmas Family Program to provide gifts for those in need during the 
holidays, and the Serenity Center which acts as a safe zone on campus 
where licensed clinical social workers are available for students.
  Santa Fe High School is a special place because of dedicated 
professionals like Ms. Redgate, and I couldn't be more proud to honor 
her today. If more people were like Ms. Redgate, the world would be a 
much nicer place. In honor of National School Counseling Week, I ask my 
colleagues to join me in thanking all the school counselors who are 
making a positive impact in the lives of our students.