One Year Later...
August 24th marked the one-year anniversary of the successful accomplishment of 2020’s original quest. Intended as a ten-year goal of climbing all 48 peaks in New Hampshire that rise above 4,000 feet, we completed this list on 8/24/13 for the second time in just 37 months! This was only made possible, in large part, by the talent, love and devotion of the Mighty Quinn.
While Quinn succumbed to cancer this past January, his legacy lives on in many ways. As one, he “wrote” us a powerful short story of his life that you can purchase through author Eileen Doyon’s page for the book —Pet Tales: Unconditional Love, or at amazon.com.
Quinn’s legacy is still impacting students and adults alike, and inspiring them. By the time this past school year drew to a close in New England, some 33,000 local students had had the chance to see and hear presentations about seeking and reaching their peak potential—all delivered by Randy and most of those with Quinn at his side until that was no longer possible. As the 2014-15 school year arrives now, we look forward to an exciting new slate of these presentations—now with Autumn accompanying Randy. Have you seen 2020’s updated School Presentations page yet?
Miles4Quinn - Will Miles4Quinn reach as many miles as Quinn reached students? Are you logging your miles? Will we next reach 33,000 miles, to match the number of students we’ve reached with our presentations as well? At this writing, the miles logged by our community have flown past 10,000 and show no signs of slowing.
Meanwhile, accolades continue to come in as the University of New Hampshire’s Alumni Association has notified Randy of its plan to award him its 2014 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement—given annually to honor a University of New Hampshire graduate for significant accomplishments in business or professional life or for public service to their community, state or nation.
Randy has also been selected for the honor of developing and delivering a “TedX Talk” on November 15th in Manchester, NH. “Ted Talks,” as many of you are already aware, are “thought-leader” presentations by public figures on a wide variety of topics, delivered to a live audience, which are recorded and then YouTube-posted for availability to a global audience.
Not to be outdone, Autumn has been busy and accomplished this summer as well! She’s climbed her first 4,000-foot peaks with Randy (Mts. Field and Tom in July) and has even been resourceful enough to secure her ticket to her very first Peak Potential Event on Saturday night November 22nd! Have you made plans to join us yet, and have you secured your tickets? Only about five tables remain; we hope to see you there!