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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
July 5, 2007

Statement by Mrs. Bush

I'm deeply saddened by the death of my second grade teacher, Mrs. Charlene Gnagy. All of us remember the teachers who made a difference in our lives, and Mrs. Gnagy certainly shaped mine. She inspired my love of teaching by her own great example: She spent 34 years helping children build academic and personal skills that would last for a lifetime. She had a talent for making every child feel special, and like all great teachers, showed her students that there was an adult who cared about and believed in them. President Bush and I send our condolences to Mrs. Gnagy's family and friends.

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