Kent Students and Seniors will Look to Future, Reflect on Past

DOVER, DE – With all that happened – from the economic recession, to the dramatic shift in control of the Senate, to the tragic events of September 11th and the war that followed – many Delaware residents are still unsure of what to make of 2001. Senator Tom Carper will join Delaware seniors, and then Delaware students, today to sort through the past twelve months to try and draw lessons from the past and plan for the future. “The past months have been both a time of sadness and a time of strength, but we have emerged more unified as nation, and as a people than at any time in my lifetime. We are united by our sense of purpose and fueled by our determination,” Carper said. “When we remain alert, aware, and informed, we take from the terrorists any chance to break our nation’s spirits. Armed with knowledge and support, we can face the challenges put before us.” This year, Carper helped pass the “Leaving No Child Behind Act of 2001” to raise student achievement and bring tens of millions in new federal education assistance to Delaware. He also co-sponsored the “Medicare Reform Act of 2001,” which he called the “Pill Bill 2” that would have provided Delaware’s senior citizens with help to pay for their prescription drugs. SENIORS WHO: Kent County Seniors WHERE: Harvest Years Senior Center 21 Salisbury Road, Dover WHEN: 11:50 am to 12:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 2 STUDENTS WHO: Kent County High Schoolers WHERE: Casear Rodney Senior High School, 239 Old North Road, Camden DE WHEN: 1:00 – 1:45 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 2