During my freshman year in high school, I asked to be in a National History Day project. We found the story of an amazing woman; our research began there. We thought the project would end after the national competition but, to our surprise, the project had taken a life of its own.
The first time I met Irena, I was amazed by her wisdom and grace. Her courage and love could tear down any barrier. She challenged us to continue her story and inspire others. This a tremendous but rewarding task we will all try to achieve for the rest of our lives.
- In high school Megan was named a National Coca-Cola Scholar for her community service. She was also selected to the 2nd team USAToday All-American Academic Team for 2003.
- Megan is a graduate of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was nominated for the BRICK award, as one of the ten outstanding young adults in ‘changing the world’ from the United States.
- Megan continues to work in the project and perform in ‘Life in a Jar.’ She travels to each presentation, works on our Life in a Jar film, does individual presentations and stays heavily involved in the project. She has participated in over 370 Life in a Jar presentations.
- Megan married Kenny Felt on June 3, 2006. Wedding photos are in the ‘photo gallery.’
- Megan was very close to Irena Sendler, through visits and mail. Megan has played the role of Irena for many years. Irena passed away on May 12th, Megan’s birthday.
- Megan graduated in May 2015 with her Masters in Educational Leadership from Pittsburg State University.