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1 of 20 Worldwide

From Overland Park, Kansas

1 of 20 worldwide, those are the numbers!  Who do you know that is classified as 1 out of 20 worldwide?  I don't care if you are only 1 of 20 people worldwide that can throw a frisbee 200 yards, then you, my friend, are special!

I am very proud to say that my sister, Marcia Austin Pledger is 1 of only 20 journalist worldwide, to be selected for a prestigious fellowship!  Marcia applied for the same fellowship last year and they told her "No."  How dare they!  Marcia doesn't understand "No" and she won't accept it.  Therefore, she applied again this year for the same privilege. Of course, she amazed me again, and got the coveted prize!

Honestly, I can't say that I was surprised, since she has made a habit out of amazing me!  Also, I can't say that it was given to her, because she earned it.  How many people in this day and age, over the age of 35, ok let's say 40, have only held 2 jobs?  Not many, right?  Well Marcia has only had 2 jobs.  She worked for the Las Vegas Review Journal, where she even got to interview, Mike Tyson, and she has worked for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, where she has written a weekly column titled, "My Biggest Mistake, And How I Fixed It."  It is also the title of her book.

When Marcia graduated from the University of Missouri's prestigious school of journalism, people sought her out.  Who needs a resume?  I'm convinced, everybody knows Marcia anyway.  I interviewed Cleveland Browns great running back, Greg Pruitt and he knew Marcia.  Mike Tyson knows Marcia and shie writes about business!  Who doesn't know Marcia? Just google her name and over 90 pages come up!  Try this. Google your name and see how many pages come up and then you will begin to understand how "AMAZING" Marcia really is!  If you don't know Marcia, now you do!  (www.marciapledger.com)

Well congratulations sis.  I am so proud of you. You never cease to amaze me!

Love Ya!

Marcus Austin

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For more information on the fellowship: http://www.mjfellows.org/news/

 


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