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Marvelous MENTORS



Today's Family magazine is proud to present the Marvelous Mentor nominees for 2016. Our readers will determine the winner, who will be featured in a future issue.

You can vote from May 16 to June 6 on TodaysFamilyNow.com. With one vote per email address per day.


Church Deacon, First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville, Indiana “Ron, who is a college professor, has been leading our church tweens for several years now and is a true leader of youth.” — Michael Ranney

Marcus Burgher

Coach, North Harrison Middle School, North Harrison Cal Ripken, Inc. and the North Harrison Youth Soccer Association “Coach Burgher not only sees the winning aspect of coaching, but he fairly provides all players with an opportunity to exercise their skills and abilities.” — Jessica Rhodes, nominator

Rick Edwards

Church Deacon, First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville, Indiana “This man has been and continues to be the most encouraging person with the children of our church I know, even as he now fights a long battle with cancer. He is even considered as a family member to these children. They all love him, as does the rest of the congregation.” — Michael Ranney

Angela Ghafoori

Teacher, Stuart Middle School, working with kids who are struggling in academics “My students know I am strict, but I love them. Everything I do is in their best interest.” — Angela Ghafoori

Jesse Gleespen

Former coach, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Shelbyville Family Activity Center “Coach Gleespen coaches basketball for boys age 5-8. He is very good with the boys, very patient and teaches the boys a lot. They also have fun. He stops to correct them when they have made a mistake, but never in a mean way.” — Jillian LeMaster, nominator

Shannon Higgins

Counselor, Boys and Girls Haven, Maryhurst, Brooklawn, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana “Never let somebody tell you that you can’t be anything. You can be anything you set your mind to.” — Shannon Higgins

Brittany MacWilliams

Founder and Director of the University of Louisville String Academy “I want to see all of these students reach their full potential, go off and do great things in music and in life.” — Brittany MacWilliams

22 SUMMER 2016

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Today's Family Summer 2016  

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Includes Beautiful Baby contest winner