Third-Grader Gets Firsthand Look at Grandfather's Living Legacy

Published 03.29.2012


Morgan Madigan displays his computer presentation about football A 'family reunion' at the Madigan Library Three generations of Madigans were represented Thursday in the Penn College library that bears the family name. Morgan Madigan, a third-grader at Troy Intermediate School, traveled with his father, Nick, for the 10th annual Computer Fair in the college Field House. Open to regional middle and high schools, and sponsored by BlaST Intermediate Unit 17, the fair provides a showcase for students' skills ranging from logo creation to digital filmmaking to web design. Those not yet old enough to compete nonetheless are permitted to attend and display their handiwork, said Troy teacher Glen Butters; Morgan Madigan did just that with a football presentation he developed using Keynote (the Apple equivalent of Microsoft's PowerPoint). Penn College's Madigan Library is dedicated to Nick Madigan's parents, former state Sen. Roger A. Madigan and the late Peggy Madigan; father and son stopped by the building's entranceway, where a portrait of the couple hangs in tribute. Mrs. Madigan, a longtime champion of literacy, died in 2002; in addition to a respected legislative career, Sen. Madigan was a member of the college's board of directors.