Local teen visits White House

WILMINGTON -- Some dreams do come true, just ask a Wilmington teen who got the chance to go to the white house and meet first lady Laura Bush. The Dreams Center, which offers free arts education to underserved students in Wilmington, was nationally recognized as one of 18 arts and humanities programs to receive the 2007 "coming up taller award." Michael Sherrod has a lot of support for his efforts at the Dreams Center. Dreams Center Executive Director Tracy Wilkes said, "Michael really represents the kind of talent, and sometimes undiscovered talent, that you find when you give kids a chance to express themselves." Ruby David is Michael's foster mother. She said, "When I heard that Michael was going to the White House, I think I was more excited than Michael was." The "Coming up Taller" awards recognize and support outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of young people.

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That it awesome! Go Michael!
Great story --- even greater young man!
That is great. Congradulations Michael! This is a wonderful opportunity for all young people to see that working for things can produce great rewards! Congradulations to Ms David also for being a part of this young mans life... Envolvement with our youth is the best thing parents can do... Congradulations and keep working for your future.