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December 18, 1999

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December, 1999 | Supporting Education



SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show hosted it's "Hero In Education" segment on this week's show. Margaret McOsker, a resident at Atrium Retirement Home, will be turning 96 years old this month. She decided she was not ready to "give up" on life and volunteered to work at Albert Schweitzer Elementary. McOsker, who has received the "Jefferson Award" for her 20-year volunteer commitment to teaching English as a second language to Asian immigrants, devotes her time to sharing the love of reading to Albert Schweitzer Elementary's 3rd grade students. She spends several hours reading stories and sharing her life experiences with the children.

The humorous and fun loving actor, Joe E. Tata presented McOsker with the "Hero In Education" award. Tata's credits include 'Nat' on the hit series "Beverly Hills 90210" and starring roles in "Rockford Files," "O'Hara" and "Gomer Pyle." He has appeared in more than twenty features, guest starred in more than thirty movies of the week and more than 200 episodic shows including "Hill Street Blues," "Hunter," "Magnum PI" and "Tales from the Dark Side." When asked what words of wisdom Tata has for our youth today, he said, "Education, education, education! Stick your fingers in your ears and stick to your passion." Tata stated education is what got him to where he is today, and when a person is educated, they can communicate.
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