|Monday July 31,
With a Purpose: Leave No Child Behind."
AM - 11:00 AM
AM - Noon
montage and Call to Order;
State Cooperative 4-H of Southeast Pennsylvania, Presentation of Colors;
Weihenmayer, blind mountain climber from Denver, Colo., Pledge of Allegiance;
Echols, National Anthem;
Nicholson, Chairman of both the Republican National Committee and the
Committee on Arrangements, Welcoming remarks;
Harrison, Republican National Committee Co-Chair, Remarks.
- 1:00 PM
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Greeting;
Mayor John Street, Welcoming remarks;
to late Senators Paul Coverdell of Georgia and John Chafee of Rhode Island,
Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Chairman of the National Republican Congressional
Committee (NRCC), followed by remarks from Congressional candidates.
PM - 2:00 PM
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial
Committee (NRSC), followed by remarks by Senate candidates.
Tommy Thompson (R-WI), Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions, Remarks;
Sen. Bill Frist, (R-TN), Co-Chair of the Committee on Resolutions,
Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Co-Chair of the Committee on Resolutions, Remarks;
to adopt the Report of the Committee on Resolutions;
of Gov. George W. Bush for U.S. President;
Edward T. Schafer (R-ND), Chairman of the Republican Governors Association;
by gubernatorial candidates John Hoeven of North Dakota and John Burris
PM - 8:00 PM
PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker Dennis Hastert, (R-IL). The Permanent Chairman of the convention,
he will open the session from a remote location.
C. Harris, Sr., Albemarle County, Virginia. Assemblyman for the 58th
District of the Virginia House of Delegates, the seat formerly held by
Thomas Jefferson. Harris will speak on Principles of Freedom.
Pennsylvania Colonial Fife and Drum Corps. Presentation of Colors
Griego, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, National Anthem. Only ten years old,
she was named 1998 Child Artist of the Year by New Mexico Hispano Association.
Victor Weissberg, Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, Illinois. Invocation.
PM - 11:00 PM
Roll Call (Alabama to Iowa) tentative.
Stein A political version of his hit show, Win Ben Stein's Money.
Kirkley, Durham, North Carolina. A 4th grade teacher at the Healthy
Start Academy, Kirkley will discuss math and science initiatives.
in Compassion video - "Character Counts" Education, El Paso, Texas.
This video will celebrate the "Character Counts" program that Principal
Jayne Adame has implemented at the Carlos Rivera Elementary School in Texas.
The program promotes values that transcend socio-economic, ethnic racial
and religious lines.
Gomez, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A parent-training coordinator with the
American Education Reform Council, Gomez will speak about involvement and
Craig, Boston, Massachusetts. Director and president of the Institute
for Children, Craig will discuss adoption and foster care.
in Compassion Video - Cornerstone Schools, Detroit, Michigan. A celebration
of opportunity, standards, accountability, and community involvement in
education featured at the Cornerstone Schools of Detroit, Michigan.
Chao, Washington, DC, a Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation,
Chao will address immigration and civil society.
Darling, Louisville, Kentucky. President of the National Center for
Family Literacy, Darling will speak on community-based literacy programs.
in Compassion Video - Center for a New Generation, East Palo Alto,
California. This video highlights an after-school enrichment program in
Palo Alto, California that keeps motivated young people from falling through
Feinberg, Houston, Texas. Teacher at the innovative Houston charter
school, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Academy, Feinberg will discuss
excellence in education.
First Lady Laura Bush. Teacher, Librarian and Parent, Mrs. Bush will
discuss the importance of literacy issues.
General Colin Powell. Powell will address community and volunteer