On April 5, California Assemblyman Dan Hamburg of District No. 1 visited the award-winning students at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to congratulate them for winning a competition on the U.S. Constitution.
Hamburg congratulated the students on their outstanding performance and presented award certificates to them. He noted that the more deeply one understands the spirit of the constitution, the more one cherishes this country.
Developing Virtue High School, founded by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, won the Constitution Competition in California's District No.1. What impressed Assemblyman Hamburg most was that these students performed so well, even though English is not the first language for half of them.
Hamburg also answered students' questions during the ceremony. Sonya Lee, who will graduate this summer, asked, "What does it take to be a congressional representative? That's what I want to do." Hamburg replied that he never expected to be a congressman, but when the opportunity came, he was flexible enough to take it. "Always leave room for change, and be ready to change when the opportunity arrives. Keep your life flexible at all times," he said.