AMRAN RECOGNITION FROM PRINCIPAL CLASSIC 

Oakridge Neighborhood


AMRAN RECOGNITION FROM PRINCIPAL CLASSIC

JULY 17th, 2018– We are so proud of Amran Farah for her recognition from Principal Financial Group at the recent Charity Classic. She is truly a Kid’s Champion! To celebrate the big occasion Amran wrote a piece on what the recognition meant to her. Make sure to read the passage below!

“The cost of college is unimaginable. There were many times I would look at the expenses of college and look down upon myself because I knew there was no way I could pay an amount that large. Even with that voice inside my head I knew, I would not let anything stop me from reaching my number one goal, which is to become a teacher. Now, with the help of Principal, I have some money that goes toward my college fund.

Walking through the Wakonda Club doors Saturday, June 9th, 2018 I had no idea I would be leaving that day with money to help me on my journey to college. When I first arrived, I met with Sara Terpstra, the Foundation Program Coordinator at Global Community Relations. She led me to a room where I was then greeted with Mr. Vernon and Teree Johnson. We had a great time over lunch, taking plenty of photos and discussing many stories. Later in the lunch, my family and I were approached by Sara again; she called us outside where I was awarded a laptop computer and a generous contribution to my college education funds. I have NEVER been more grateful than I was on that day. To share that moment with everyone I love and admire around me was one of the best feelings. This moment reminded me of a quote I heard by businessman and columnists Harvey Mackay “None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.” Without the help of my parents, Principal, and Vernon & Teree Johnson I would not be where I am today. Thank You.”

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