(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2500]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          HONORING CHANA LYMON


                           HON. LINCOLN DAVIS

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. DAVIS of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, teaching is one of the noblest 
professions I can think of. I rise today to honor one of those 
teachers. Her name is Chana Lymon. Chana is the Director for Sylvan 
Career Starters in Columbia, Tennessee. She recently received the 
Educator Excellence Award from Sylvan Education Solutions. This award 
is presented to individuals who meet and exceed all of the standards of 
Excellence and Program Management. Award winners have developed well 
trained motivated teams and ensure that all service activities meet 
Sylvan standards.
  The Career Center serves youth ages 18-21 who have dropped out of 
school or have not been able to complete traditional high school due to 
a barrier such as teen-parenting, truancy, delinquency, debilitating 
illness, or an academic deficiency. The centers help students prepare 
for the GED and State TCAP or Gateway tests. They also offer 
employability and work assistance as well as computer literacy 
  It has become evident through their work that Ms. Lymon and her staff 
strongly believe in promoting the importance of self-worth. Self-esteem 
is the most important factor that will go hand in hand with success. I 
congratulate Ms. Lymon and her staff for promoting education as the key 
to a better future.