The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Comunity School District is sponsoring a special event on Friday, Sept. 3, beginning at 8:45 a.m. in the high school gymnasium in Marcus.
Shelly Ogren. a 2000 graduate of MMC, will open the program with her testimony of inspiration.
Shelly graduated from the University of Arizona, and is currently working for the FDIC out of the Phoenix division. Shelly was nationally recognized a year ago for her relentless work with minority groups in South Phoenix. "The Bridge," a church where she volunteers, is reaching out to this local population.
Shelly shared a portion of her story at the Marcus Community Fair this past August. She is back to share her story with 6th -12th grade students and the community.
Following Shelly, a multi-media presentation entitled "Rachel's Challenge" will focus on the simple challenge to treat others with kindness and compassion. Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School Tragedy of April 20, 1999, and she left behind an amazing legacy that just may change the climate of MMC and the world in which we live.
Following the presentation, 9th-12th grade students will be encouraged to stay for leadership training, which will last until 12:12 p.m.
Parents and other community members are welcome to attend.