Honoring Georgian Bob Rumbleby Representative Tom Price
Posted on 2016-01-11
in the house of representatives
Monday, January 11, 2016
Mr. TOM PRICE of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize and
celebrate an outstanding educator, Bob Rumble. For more than 30 years,
Bob has taught history and civics in high schools around Atlanta. Over
the years Mr. Rumble has been an active participant in Close Up, an
organization that brings students and teachers from around the country
to Washington D.C. to promote interactive civic engagement. This week
marks Mr. Rumble's 30th student trip to D.C.
[[Page E32]] Mr. Rumble first took over the Close Up program at Stone Mountain High School in 1985. In 1993 he led the Close Up program at Heritage High School. Later in his career, Mr. Rumble chartered the program at both Roswell and Cambridge High Schools. Most recently Bob brought Close Up to his current position as a history teacher at Kings Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta. Through the Close Up program, Mr. Rumble has given his students a hands-on experience of what he taught in the classroom. Some of his former students and Close Up participants were able to join him this week on what may be Bob's last trip. Mr. Speaker I want to commend Mr. Rumble for his years of dedication and service to our community. Democracy requires active and informed participation and through these Close Up trips Mr. Rumble has been able to share that with his students. Due to educators like Mr. Rumble, our Nation's future is bright.