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Glenn Mikulak built a replica cruise ship after a trip to the Caribbean


FRONT ROYAL – Glenda Mikulak was mother to a most extraordinary son. In sprite of the challenges of having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and being confined to a wheelchair, Glenn Mikulak lived his life as fully as any other boy—right up until he died at the age of 18.

In his short life, the 2010 Warren County High School student touched many lives, including his late grandmother, Linda F. Hogoboom, as well as the students and teachers at his alma mater.
In fact, Glenn’s model of an eight-foot, six-inch replica of a cruise ship on which he sailed, is housed in the library at WCHS. Glenn was inspired to build the ship—dubbed the “Glennship” — with 10,000 K’NEX pieces while still on a cruise with his family.

Everyone who met Glenn knew he had a brilliant future ahead one him; he had planned to become an engineer. His mother is certain he would have achieved his goals, had he lived and gone to college.

That is why Glenda Mikulak decided to create the Linda F. Hogoboom Memorial/Glenn Mikulak Scholarship—to provide a $500 award to one college-bound senior at both Warren County high schools who has helped special needs peers and has a desire to contribute to society. Royal Examiner Editor Norma Jean Shaw chatted with Ms. Mikulak in front of her son’s creation, the “Glennship” recently…

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Shivam chaubey

    January 2, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Hello Admin,
    Nice information shared by you Your blog seems really helpful for the community and students career sector.
    We also want to draw your attention towards State APSCUF Scholarship
    The applicant must pursuit of either an undergraduate degree or master degree.
    For an undergraduate degree, the applicant must have completed and passed 30 credits with at least a 2.75 GPA.
    For a master degree, the applicant must have completed and passed nine (9) credits with at least a 3.0 GPA.
    Applicant must be a family member of an APSCUF/APSCURF member in good standing or an APSCUF staff member.
    Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
    get more information through the given link: https://www.developingcareer.com/state-apscuf-scholarship/
    You can also check our homepage for other latest updates. The link is: http://www.developingcareer.com/

  2. Oshane Plunkett-Porter

    December 31, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Awesome mother you are! May Glenn’s dear soul rest in peace. May God continue to bless you & your family Glenda

  3. Colleen Storey

    December 31, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Such a beautiful heartfelt tribute for your son .So so sorry for your gut wrenching loss.GONE WAY TO SOON.May I ad to this shcolarship?

    • Glenda

      January 1, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Yes please warren coalition is the non profit that oversees it and it’s tax deductible

    • Glenda

      January 1, 2018 at 11:12 am

      That would be fantastic.
      Contact me
      Glenda2223@comcast.net

  4. Stephannie Hansford

    December 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful son, Glenda! I met him once when he was really little. My husband Robert used to work at Ratchetman in Gainesville.

  5. Janice Crowder-Torrez

    December 31, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful story of a beautiful soul. The cruise ship replica is an amazing work of art, brilliance and patience! What a wonderful way to honor your son’s memory.

  6. Glenda

    December 30, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Love it! Awesome

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