[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING THE WAUKEGAN TO COLLEGE (W2C) PROGRAM
HON. BRADLEY SCOTT SCHNEIDER
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Rafael Aguilera,
Guadalupe Bueno, Ezau Calderon, Elisa Flores, Juan Carlos Flores,
Elijah Glaze, Jared Herrera-Sanchez, Estrella Limon, Anjelica Linares,
Ivan Martinez, Veronica Martinez, Sebastian Salgado-Gonzalez, Tamara
Sanchez, and Emily Sostre for their admittance into the Waukegan to
College (W2C) program.
A year-round college readiness service, W2C launched in 2009 and
seeks to advance local students' intellectual and emotional
development, cultivating a strong commitment to community and a
profound belief that they can build a brighter future for themselves,
their families and their communities. By establishing high academic
expectations and counseling students and their families on the college
application process, W2C helps students realize their full potential by
making the dream of college a reality.
All of these students will be the first in their families to attend
college, and were selected for the W2C program due to both their
impressive academic achievements as well as their contributions to
their communities. As leaders inside and outside the classroom, these
students show tremendous dedication and potential.
Strengthening our communities requires rebuilding the ladders of
opportunity so that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed and
thrive. This begins with providing each and every child, regardless of
zip code, access to a high quality, affordable education, continues by
ensuring all families can afford to send their sons and daughters to
When our nation's talented young people pursue their passions and
follow their dreams, they accomplish far more than personal growth.
They serve as role models in their communities and their achievements
inspire and motivate other young people to equally strive and achieve.
These students truly are Champions of Change. I wish them the very
best of luck in their higher education and in all their future