Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Coming Up Taller

A huge day at work: one of our scholars and Lynsey went to the White House and received the Coming Up Taller award from Michelle Obama! This is HUGE. A national award recognizing our organization as one of the best 15 orgs like it in the country. hooray!!

and, I can't stop being happy for our scholar. He's worked so hard at Higher Achievement, he's a tremendous leader, and his family is going through a really hard time. This will be a moment he can remember happily for the rest of his life. In fact, he was so excited, he ran across the stage and gave Michelle a big hug rather than the staid walk and handshake that he was supposed to do. She asked him "what are you thinking?" and he said, "I'm so happy. Just so happy." makes me cry everytime I think about it.

1 comment:

  1. From what I have learned, his friend Skoinlägg works at the Salt Lake temple and taught for almost 30 years at the University of Utah.