The Menomonie High School Concert Chorus recently performed in St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, directed by their music teacher Audric Buhr.
I had always hoped that someday I would get to New York City and attend a concert at Carnegie Hall, but I never expected that the time would finally come because my teenage granddaughter was performing on the renowned stage.
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.