On August 28 2008, my friend Megan Lepkowski of Michigan's Ice House SA reached the summit of Figure Skating's test structure. Passing the Senior Freeskating test and the 15 tests that must precede it is a tremendously difficult task that requires years and years of dedicated work, and a great deal of skill. Only a small percentage of skaters can claim this great prize, and very few among the general public can claim any other accomplishment of comparable effort. Mimi is pictured here with her coaches Angie French and Michelle Hunt.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mimi for a long while, and have had the opportunity to watch her as she progressed up through most of her skating career. It was a true pleasure to share this special day with her, and I offer to her my most sincere congratulations on a job WELL DONE.