|Sherry Margolis accepts a community involvement award|
After learning of Governor Englers proposed legislation to reduce funding and protections for special education, Margolis presented an informative news piece that raised public awareness. Following Margolis news coverage and numerous phone calls from her, and other members of the community, the governor eventually rescinded the proposal.
|Students (from left) Nathan Suh, Roseanne Magat, Jenny Chang and Megan Maciasz perfom 'Who wants to be a Drug Addict.' (Photos by Emily Hebert)|
In addition to Margolis, the MCSP Drama Troupe also was featured at the banquet, performing skits from their Medicine Show 2002. Encouraging alcohol and drug awareness, the troupe has performed at area elementary schools, including Eberwhite Elementary and Angell Elementary. The Who Wants To Be A Drug Addict skit garnered plenty of laughs from Margolis and other guests in attendance.
Margolis said she was impressed by the MCSP Drama Troupe performance and other service activities initiated by the MCSP. Although the MCSP is only a one-year program, Margolis urged students to continue their proactive community involvement. Take that passion with you into your jobs, your families and your lives, Margolis said. You can make a difference.
Web links of interest:
For more information on the Michigan Community Scholars Program, visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/mcs/.
For information on other Michigan learning communities, visit www.umich.edu/~mlcprogs.