From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
RECOGNIZING MINNESOTA'S FEMALE TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR BY
(Mr. EMMER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
Mr. EMMER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an outstanding
athlete from my district who was recently named Minnesota's Female
Track and Field Athlete of the Year by Gatorade.
Anna Keefer, a 2017 graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School,
was chosen for this award due to her impressive ability on the track
and the excellence she exudes in every aspect of her life.
Anna is a sprinter and jumper. Her accolades include three individual
State titles at the Minnesota State High School League AA State
Championship meet. She holds the all-time State record in the long
jump. Anna also helped bring home the track team championship title to
St. Michael-Albertville at the 2017 State meet.
In addition to recognizing Anna with this award, Gatorade also
donated a $1,000 grant in Anna's name to a nonprofit of her choice. It
gave the grant to the STMA Stallions, a local Special Olympics team,
because of her friendships with some of the members on the team.
Anna is attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
this fall and plans to compete on the track team. We can't wait to see
what she accomplishes next.
Anna, all of us in Minnesota are so proud of you, and we wish you all
the best in your future.