Saturday, October 2, 2010

SSI fundraising banquet 2010

 Thursday night our family went to the Student Statesmanship Institute annual fundraising banquet.

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) was the keynote speaker and the 
guest emcee was WJR personality and radio show host Frank Beckmann.

I also had the distinct honor to receive SSI's prestigious John Quincy Adams 
award for completing the maximum number of requirements 
in the Ambassador League program.
(to learn more about Ambassador League click here)

I probably would not have been able to complete the Ambassador League 
requirements without the great help and support of new-found friend and mentor, 
Kendall Wingrove. His great outlook and heart for mentoring
 young people is truly inspiring.

Anyway, here are a couple pics from the banquet-

John Quincy Adams Award winners, past and present,
with their good friend, Kendall Wingrove.

Mr. Wingrove and I
 On an interesting note, one of Mr. Wingrove's favorite things to do 
before, during and after the banquet, is to take pictures! 

Many of the pictures that make up this post are the work of Kendall Wingrove and his trusty camera!

Rick Santorum and (a representation of) our family

Frank Beckmann did a wonderful job as emcee.

Ambassador League students onstage to receive our awards 

-The 2010 Ambassador League-
We had a wonderful time at the banquet, and can't wait until next year!

"Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!"
Psalm 115:1

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