U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood returns to Nequa Valley: ‘She is what Naperville looks like’


Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood of Naperville was sworn in as a member of the 116th U.S. Congress.

On Saturday morning, the freshman 14th District representative and her supporters enjoyed a victory lap as the youngest black woman ever elected to Congress returned to her alma mater Neuqua Valley High School for another swearing-in ceremony.

Neuqua Valley Principal Bob McBride welcomed guests that included various school board members, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Underwood’s parents and Ruben Castillo, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, who conducted the ceremony.

“We’re excited that Lauren graduated from this school and chose to have this ceremony here,” McBride said before the event. “There are so many reasons to be apathetic and non-participatory and having Lauren come back here really means becoming a role model for kids. The fact that she’s only 14 years removed from being a student here and is now a member of Congress is absolutely wonderful.”

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City: Naperville,Region: DuPage,Features,Region: Suburbs

via Naperville Lifestyles – Naperville Sun https://trib.in/2Cio0Yt

January 12, 2019 at 02:00PM

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