One of the greatest blessings in America is the ability for anyone, no matter their economic background or family history, to work hard and succeed. As the first person in my family to attend college, I know firsthand the transformative power of education.
I believe every child in America should have access to a high-quality education in a safe and welcoming environment, regardless of whether their education takes place in a public school, private school, home school or non-traditional setting. As the wife of a school teacher, I know that our education system faces challenges. American students have been testing below their international peers, debt for college students has skyrocketed, and the federal government’s resources for education are strained. But I firmly believe America has the ability to produce the best and brightest students, from preschool through graduate school.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today announced this week’s honoree for her ‘Who’s Who in IN-02’ initiative. During a speech on the House floor, Walorski congratulated the North Miami Future Farmers of America (FFA) for raising funds to help fellow student Evan Exmeyer, who suffers from cerebral palsy.
The group raised over $20,000 to purchase and modify a UTV Gator, giving Exmeyer better accessibility on his farm. Exmeyer previously relied on a wheelchair accessible van, which was unable to travel to every part of his family’s land.
Mishawaka, Ind. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today presented Granger resident Shaun Armet with a Congressional Award Silver Medal for participating in the Congressional Award program and demonstrating an outstanding commitment to community service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration.
“I’m honored to present Shaun with this distinctive award and thank him for dedicating hundreds of hours to improving his community and achieving his own personal goals. He represents the next generation of leaders in northern Indiana,” said Walorski.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today congratulated Principal James Condon of Plymouth High School for being named the 2015 Principal of the Year by the Association of Secondary School Principals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) awarded Krista Smith, a student at Penn High School with first place in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition from the Second Congressional District for her artwork titled, “The Sigh of a Gypsy Queen”. Smith’s artwork placed first out of 87 entries submitted to Walorski’s office from around the district.
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski wants the Department of Defense to support non-profit programs that give support for children of veterans that have mental disorders.
Representative Walorski sent out a statement that reads in part:
A tax break given to local businesses who donate to food pantries could soon become permanent.
It's called the Fighting Hunger Incentive.
The idea is to encourage businesses to donate food they otherwise would throw out.
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was at the Martin's on State Road 23.
She says the bill just makes sense.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) supported helping individuals with disabilities by voting for H.R. 647, the ‘Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act’. The bill, which Walorski co-sponsored, allows families to create tax-free savings accounts, similar to college savings accounts, for their child with disabilities to allow them to be economically self-sufficient when they enter adulthood.