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Amanda Evora invited to U.S. State Dept. Luncheon honoring Philippines President

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

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    First the Kween, then the Shibutanis, and now...

    ‏@SarahandDrew tweeted earlier this week:
    "Thrilling! @Amanda_Evora will be attending a State Department lunch in Washington on Friday, in honor of President Aquino."

    From an Embassy of the Philippines D.C. press release:
     
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  2. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    So happy for her ... she must be thrilled. I take it that she is of Filipino ancestry?
     
  3. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    What a nice honor, and she has certainly always been a great representative for the sport and country. I'm very happy for her.
     
  4. carriemarie

    carriemarie Active Member

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    Go Amanda!
     
  5. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Good for Amanda! :encore:
     
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    What a great honor for her!
     
  7. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    Too bad she and Mark didn't try to skate for Phillipines, back in the day...
     
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

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    Yes. :)

    Why would they have wanted to do that? :confused: They've both always seem proud to represent the USA and making the 2010 Olympic team was a crowning achievement in their career.

    I hope we fans will be able to hear something about Amanda's experience at today's luncheon.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  9. query5

    query5 New Member

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    congrats to Amanda Evora, good honor,
     
  10. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    Nice honor for Amanda. Any photos?
     
  11. jenniferlyon

    jenniferlyon Well-Known Member

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    This is what we get for having a Secretary of State who is also a figure skating fan! :)
     
  12. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I'm so proud of and excited for her! If I happen to see any photos from the event I'll be sure to pass them along for you guys (with permission of course, LOL). :cheer:
     
  13. riveredge

    riveredge Active Member

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    Aquino is probably one of the worst Phil President.
     
  14. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    That subject has nothing to do with what we are discussing here.
     
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

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    Thanks, HeatherC!

    ETA: I found a photo of Amanda online! Scroll down: http://anythingdiz.livejournal.com/6790607.html

    ‏@SarahandDrew tweeted:
    "Blog about @Amanda_Evora at the State Dept. coming soon, with pics!"
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  16. apollo13

    apollo13 Active Member

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    :respec:
     
  17. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Thanks for the pic Sylvia!! :cheer: :D
     
  18. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

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    "Evora's extraordinary lunch": http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120612&content_id=33162774&vkey=ice_news
    Excerpts:
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
  19. leapfrogonice

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    It is so great to see skaters being included in such events. In many so many instances, though not all, skaters make wonderful ambassadors for their sport and it is positive that this is being recognized outside of the skating world.