May 9, 2002 - Personal Web Site: Congressman James Walsh, a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served as an agriculture extension agent in Nepal from 1970-1972, has routinely shared his experiences with Millerís 9th grade history classes

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Congressman James Walsh, a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served as an agriculture extension agent in Nepal from 1970-1972, has routinely shared his experiences with Millerís 9th grade history classes



Congressman James Walsh, a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served as an agriculture extension agent in Nepal from 1970-1972, has routinely shared his experiences with Millerís 9th grade history classes

WALSH RECOGNIZES SYRACUSE TEACHER FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL PEACE CORPS HONOR

Corcoranís Jim Miller Recipient of Peace Corpsí 2002 Paul D. Coverdell Award



Syracuse, New York Ė Congressman James T. Walsh today recognized Syracuse City School District educator Jim Miller for his receipt of the 2002 Paul D. Coverdell Award for Excellence by the Peace Corps. Miller, a global studies teacher at Corcoran High School, is the director of the schoolís Peace Corps Partnership Program since 1984 and a participant in the Peace Corpsí Coverdell World Wise Schools Program since 1999.

"Jim Miller espouses every single value of the Peace Corps in his teaching and his daily life," said Walsh. "Heís the type of teacher every student deserves to have Ė committed, passionate, and involved, and he instills values of global responsibility and respect for diversity in all of his students. The Corcoran Peace Corps Partnership Program has a legacy of global service."

Miller is one of two recipients to be presented with the second annual Coverdell Award by Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez at a ceremony at Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington on Friday morning. The award pays tribute to educators who exhibit outstanding participation in the Peace Corpsí Coverdell World Wise Schools global education program. The program was established by the late Senator Paul D. Coverdell, a former Peace Corps director, in 1989 and named in his honor in July 2001.

Throughout his instruction and through the Peace Corps Partnership Program, Miller links his students with Peace Corps volunteers and their experiences throughout the world. Every year since 1984, Corcoran students have "adopted" a Peace Corps project, raising funds for various humanitarian efforts including building new elementary schools and maternity wards, constructing water wells, or supporting adult literacy programs. Currently, Corcoran students are helping fund a water and literacy project in Boure, Niger.

"Not only is this award a tribute to Mr. Miller and his work as an educator, but it provides national recognition to a positive and unique initiative going on within the Syracuse City Schools," added Walsh.

Walsh, a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served as an agriculture extension agent in Nepal from 1970-1972, has routinely shared his experiences with Millerís 9th grade history classes. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD and Independent Agencies, Congressman Walsh has input on the annual Peace Corps budget.



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