[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 196 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING THA YING XIONG
HON. SEAN P. DUFFY
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 1, 2017
Mr. DUFFY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor an incredible young
man, Tha Ying Xiong of Weston, Wisconsin, and congratulate him on
receiving this year's Paul Bunyan's “larger than life” award. Paul
Bunyan, with his trusty blue ox, Babe, was a larger-than-life figure in
Wisconsin. And through his dedicated work in the Wausau region
community, Tha Ying certainly exemplifies the term “larger than
life.” Tha Ying serves his community as a member of the Help Making
Our Next Generation (H.M.O.N.G.) Youth Program, a member of the
ReUnited Dance Group, coordinator for the first Mr. Hmong Royalty
competition, and has spent countless hours on behalf of the Hmong
American Center fundraising and helping to fulfill the day-to-day
operations that every organization needs to thrive. He is described as
a leader among his peers, even by those who are much older than him.
His selfless acts to improve the community around him serve as a true
inspiration to us all and as a credit to the legacy of Paul Bunyan.
Congratulations, Tha Ying.