We know that life is full of lessons. Some we learn the easy way, and some we learn the hard way. Mike Heikes was riding in the front seat of a car in 1982 with one of his friends. Both had been drinking, and Mike was not wearing a seat belt. His friend missed a curve in the road at a high rate of speed, and they were involved in a car accident. The accident occurred the weekend before Mike was due to began college.
Andrea Walker has been a dedicated member of the Special Olympics Georgia family for more than a year. She first volunteered for the State Fall Games in 2007. She wanted to become a volunteer and saw that the Fall Games needed help. Andrea traveled from Atlanta, Georgia to Albanay, Georgia - which is quite a distance - to where the games were being held. Not only did Andrea come, but she also recruited her parents to volunteer.
Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church was established in 1843 and soon after the first school was built. St. Peter’s School has grown from a one-room schoolhouse in the early years, to a modern school that educates approximately 100 students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight, each year. St. Peter’s serves several school districts and local Native Americans. St. Peter’s is a parochial school that relies mainly on church donations and competitive, low-cost tuition, to meet all of its instructional and operational costs and expenses.
Mrs. Penny Henderson is an extremely valuable volunteer in the United States Army Garrison-Yongsan (USAG-Yongsan) community. She began volunteering for the Army Community Service (ACS) Center in May 2008 and volunteered in other organizations in the community since August 2007.