I grew up up in two small cities on the east side of Michigan. New Baltimore early on and then in the 5th grade, we moved to Port Huron…Thomas Edison’s birthplace. In fact, I went to Thomas Edison Elementary School for my first year in PH and that was a very transformational year for me. Mr. Berringer was my teacher, I used an Encyclopedia (yes a printed copy) to write a research paper on the Amazon Rain Forest, and I received a school trophy for citizenship (my one and only trophy to date). It was hard moving to a new school, with new friends, right after the Challenger exploded, but one thing I learned that year…Never Give Up. Do the same!
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison