Megan Martin





  • Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

    Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

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Help me in showing support for our dear Mr. Lowes, history teacher extraordinaire.

I had the pleasure and honor of learning history from this brilliant man. His class was the first time I was forced to think deeply about the historical events that have shaped our world. His passion and knowledge made history come to life, and his writing assignments brought cramps to my hands.

But even more than history, Mr. Lowes taught us how to think. How to be citizens. How to stand up for injustices. How to appreciate the world for what it is, but to also strive for a more fair and just society.

In 2003, I was a senior in high school. The United States was about to wage war against Iraq. Several students decided we wanted to stage a walk-out to show our disapproval of the war. I will always remember going to Mr. Lowes leading up to the walk-out -- not so much as a teacher, but as a confidant and friend. I told him our plans, and he told me how to put together my very first press release. And as the student body walked out that day (with media posted at our gate), Mr. Lowes stood beside us in solidarity and led us as we sang "We Shall Overcome."

Now, as a person who makes her living writing press releases (usually for far more boring events and news items), I can't help but be forever grateful for the man who took the time to be a friend and to help guide me down uncharted paths.

I started this team so that as he embarks down this new and uncharted path of his own, he is not alone. This path is lined with every person he has lovingly referred to as "friend" or "pal."
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