Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Cause NEAR and DEAR to me...

As much as I care for starving children and melting icecaps, I need to recruit everyone's help for a cause that has just a teeny bit more of an impact on me at the moment.

As some of you may know, I've been working my BUTT off on my governor's school applications for the past two months. I FINALLY handed everything in on Monday, intent on crossing my fingers when the acceptance/rejection letter arrived on April 17.

However, earlier today, funding was cut for the Governor's schools... meaning that they aren't happening... at all. Which, is ironic that they decide to cut it the day that all the applications are due.

This means that me and 4,000 other Pennsylvania students have lost countless hours of sleep, missed many parties, and failed numerous tests (MIDTERMS!) just to have a shot at the Governor's school.

Clearly, this is an issue, which I why I NEED YOUR HELP. Please call this (the governor's) number--- 717-787-2500--- and urge for them to not cut the Governor's school. Do it whenever you can, every call makes a difference, and they DO listen. This is all over the news, and many of the alumni have been trying to work something out.

It's just a phone call, and it would mean a lot to me and a couple thousand other teenagers from Pennsylvania. I know I'm kind of rambling, but this really means A LOT to me.

Please contact PA Governor Rendell: 717-787-2500

Also, for more info:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20090204_Funding_dropped_for_Governor_s_Schools.html

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On a lighter note, I have a mannequin modeling event on Saturday : ) I'll try to be back regularly starting next week. Bisous, loves.

4 comments:

Hayley said...

I will call for sure!!
Just one question though...
Does it just go to like a message thing or do I actually have to talk to the governor??
Ha ha.

giggleness said...

aww. i really hope they dont cut the school. :(
if i were in america i would call...

amynicola_ox said...

i read all the articles
and im so sorry to hear that, you mustve worked so hard just to be eligible to apply, yet alone fill otu the applications just to have it all shattered, i hope they reinstate theprogram - please tell me if they do. this recession is tragic

amynicola_ox said...

thanks for the comment my dear - i'm glad i could give you a new perspective, but im sure youll do fine in university! im a procrastinator too sadly, but ive learned to kindapush that behind me! i need to work on balance too - hope all is well - whats new with the govenors school situation!

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