April 15, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 65 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
RECOGNIZING STUDENTS AT CONRAD WEISER HIGH SCHOOL FOR SUCCESS IN C-SPAN STUDENT CAM 2019; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 65
(Extensions of Remarks - April 15, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E470] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RECOGNIZING STUDENTS AT CONRAD WEISER HIGH SCHOOL FOR SUCCESS IN C-SPAN STUDENT CAM 2019 ______ HON. DANIEL MEUSER of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Monday, April 15, 2019 Mr. MEUSER. Madam Speaker, it is with great respect that I rise today to honor ErieI Gaylord, Sammy Saldana, and Melany Davila, from Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, Pennsylvania. These students participated in the 2019 National C-SPAN Student Cam Video Contest, and out of 3,000 entries, their five-minute entry entitled, ``America's Homeless,'' earned them an honorable mention. This was certainly a profile in courage, as one of the students, ErieI Gaylord, bravely shared her experience with homelessness. In telling her story, Eriel helped to raise awareness and educate others on the many challenges faced by homeless youth--while encouraging other individuals and families, who face similar challenges, to take advantage of the resources available in our communities to help them obtain housing security. Each American faces their own challenges and pursues their own passions; resilience, however, is a defining characteristic of Pennsylvania's Ninth District. No matter the challenges we face, the determination with which we rise to meet them defines us more than our trials themselves. Eriel's story and the context in which it is presented should inspire each of us. Although it is troubling that such daunting challenges face young people in my own district, I am inspired by their engagement, advocacy, and passion. It is an honor to recognize Eriel's bravery, and the work of these students. May they continue to engage their passions, pursue solutions, and showcase American resilience. ____________________