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  • Royer-Greaves School for Blind

    by Representative Ryan A. Costello

    Posted on 2016-01-06

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    COSTELLO of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the work of Viola Wiskoski, a resident of Paoli, Pennsylvania, which is in the Sixth Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

    Recently, Viola retired from the Royer-Greaves School for Blind after 70 years of dedicated service as the school's secretary. The Royer- Greaves School for Blind has been a staple in the Paoli community since 1941, and for nearly a century it has provided quality care and assistance to individuals who are visually impaired.

    Viola coined her work as an ``experience of a lifetime,'' particularly the privilege of having worked directly with Dr. Royer- Greaves.

    For 70 years, Viola ensured that the school operated smoothly, enabling it to work toward its mission of ``providing a supportive education and training environment for students with multiple disabilities to help them reach their full potential and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.'' In 2009, her service to the school and community was honored with accolades, including the Jessie Royer-Greaves award.

    Mr. Speaker, I congratulate and thank Viola for her dedicated service to the Royer-Greaves School for Blind. Her achievements have left a meaningful impact on the school, its students, and the community. She is a great and caring American. We wish her the best in health and happiness in retirement.


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