Congratulating Christopher Miller for Studies in the Critical Language Scholarship Programby Representative Kenny Marchant
Posted on 2014-01-14
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Mr. MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate
Christopher Miller, a constituent of mine from Southlake, TX, on
studying the Arabic language in Meknes, Morocco, under the Critical
Language Scholarship Program.
The Critical Language Scholarship program was established in 2006 as part of the National Security Language Initiative. This interagency effort was formed with recognition of the need for our future diplomatic and intelligence personnel to learn languages such as Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Chinese. It provides an intensive regimen of study at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for both undergraduate and graduate students. The program goes beyond just language and provides cultural experiences by immersion in the host country.
It was a pleasure to receive the U.S. State Department's announcement that one of my constituents, Christopher Miller, had successfully participated in the Critical Language Scholarship Program this past summer. Acceptance is highly competitive, and so I commend his studying Advanced Arabic in Meknes. Christopher's success is a testament to dedication, skill, and hard work; and I look forward to his accomplishing great things in any endeavor that he pursues in life.
Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the 24th Congressional District of Texas, I ask all my distinguished colleagues to join me in congratulating Christopher Miller on his studies in the Critical Language Scholarship Program.