During the Martin Luther King weekend Governor Patrick hosted Project 351, the second annual statewide volunteer effort involving eight graders from across the Commonwealth. Michael Barkan represented John Glenn Middle School at this event. Michael’s day included a town hall meeting with Governor Patrick, Lt. Governor Murray and Mayor Menino. Michael then joined The Cradles to Crayon group refurbishing and packaging supplies for homeless children.
In nominating Michael for this honor, his teachers said the following:
Michael Barkan is an affable and respectful young man. At an age where many are prone to follow, Michael is a natural leader. Whether it is working with others in group projects, participating in class conversations or merely in a casual setting, Michael meets peers and adults alike, with the same genuine and congenial smile.
Kudos to Michael for achieving this honor! JGMS is very proud to have such a caring leader and great role model in its midst.