Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Congressman Rush Lauds Morgan Park H.S. African Americans AP Academic Achievement On House Floor Speech Set To Air On February 15, 2006 After Legislative Business On C-SPAN

Feb 15, 2006
Press Release

WASHINGTON---- (February 14, 2006) Congressman Bobby L. Rush will take time on the House Floor after legislative business on February 15, 2006 during special order to officially recognize students and teachers at Morgan Park High School for a record academic achievement.  Out of more than 15,000 high schools in 31 countries worldwide, Morgan Park H.S. had the largest number of African American students to pass their Advanced Placement exams in two courses European History and English language/composition than any other high school in the nation offering AP courses last year. Additionally, Congressman Rush will recognize other students at the school that achieved similar test scores.

 The students and teachers at Morgan Park have proven that the right environment of support mixed with a high level of self-determination are a mighty combination for excellence in education, said Rush.  We need to use the students achievement as a model for success as we continue to find ways to help children excel in school.

 On Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. (CST), Congressman Rush is expected to participate in Morgan Parks Advanced Placement showcase, to further highlight and promote the benefits of Advanced Placement courses to student and parents.  The event will be held at Morgan Park H.S. , which is located at 1744 W. Pryor Avenue, Chicago, IL in Blackwelder Hall (auditorium).

 Note: Congressman Rush is expected to speak 10th during special order.  Coverage will be shown on C-Span (check local tv listings) or via the internet at www.cspan.org. Full text of Congressman Rushs remarks can be found on www.house.gov/rush.