SSP alumna Allie Paulson creates scholarship to help dancers pursue dreams
When Allie Paulson was looking into college scholarships her senior year, she didn’t see any for students who participated in dance.
“There was almost a scholarship for everything but dance, down to even like being a manager for a sport. I was kind of annoyed by it, and I didn’t think it was fair, so I did something about it,” she says.
Martha speaks at different churches about her book “Dear David,” and David is there to answer questions people may have about his journey. (submitted photos)
Mother and son tell their story of overcoming addiction
It was never something Martha Wegner thought would happen to her family.
Her teenage son, David, became addicted to drugs, and she was forced to give him a “tough love” ultimatum: get treatment or get out.
“Most people say they could never do that, but we didn’t have any choice. There was nothing left for us to do,” Martha says. “He wasn’t getting the help he needed, and it was really causing havoc in our family.”
This moment was just one stop in David’s three-year battle with addiction. Now, Martha and David travel to area churches talking about their family’s struggle and how they overcame it.
For the past 18 years, Barb and Ed Gorski have been volunteering around the community, including Gramcery Co-Op, where they live. They are the 2016 recipients of the Service to Others Humanitarian Recognition.
Like clockwork, Barb, 78, and Ed, 83, Gorski pull up to Neighbors, Inc., in South St. Paul to unload their minivan full of bread donations.