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Alma A.
Democrat NC 12

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  • Honoring Shanda Lavie McAllister

    by Representative Alma S. Adams

    Posted on 2015-01-08

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    ADAMS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. ADAMS. Madam Speaker, I come to the floor of the U.S. House today to pay tribute to the memory of Shanda LaVie McAllister, a native North Carolinian, admired daughter, sister, and friend who departed this life suddenly on December 12, 2014, in Cumberland County, where she lived and worked as a teacher.



    Shanda was an outstanding educator of more than 20 years, a well- respected advocate for children, a leader in her church and community, and someone who valued all people.

    Genuinely concerned for the welfare of each student, she truly believed that if given the opportunity and resources, every child could succeed. She had a good heart, glowing personality, and she left an indelible impression on her community and her State.

    For her many tireless efforts on behalf of children, I join with her parents, Freddie and former State Representative Mary McAllister, and all the citizens of our State in honoring Shanda's memory and her legacy.

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