After School Volunteer of the Year Miriam Jurgensen started volunteering at TAP in January with TAP Teaching Associate Freddy Carnes. A recent graduate of St. Edward’s University with a degree in theatre and a concentration in costumes, Miriam was an ideal fit for Freddy’s class on Greek mythology. As Freddy chatted it became apparent that Miriam was an Austin native who had attended Zach Scott summer camps as a child. Freddy politely inquired if she had been there in the late 90s during his stint as a teacher at Zach Scott. She replied, “I know. You were my teacher. I still remember doing a five minute version of Hamlet. I played Polonius and I still remember some of the Shakespearean speeches.” As Freddy recounts it, “After she picked me up off the floor, I tried to remember the nine year old who had taken my class. Coming full circle, I turned to the new class at Langford Elementary and introduced Miriam.”
Miriam is one of many volunteers at TAP that helps keep us afloat. Interested in volunteering this summer? It’s not too late! Contact Megan Fullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.