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Pop Music Legend Speaks To Fort Hayes Students

Mary Wilson of The Supremes met with students at Fort Hayes Arts & Academic High School this afternoon.  

Mike Foley reports.

Mary Wilson - a founding member of The Supremes sang a little and talked at lot with Fort Hayes students. Wilson and The Supremes recorded a dozen number one hits over a five-year-span in the 1960's. She told Fort Hayes students that hopes and dreams are hard to achieve - but possible with hard work and the right attitude. 

"It's not an easy thing to make your dreams come true. First of all, loving what you do is so important. You just don't get up there on stage and make your dreams come true. You need people to train you. Dare to dream. But it doesn't matter what it is, you gotta have it in here. It all starts with a thought - a thought that you can achieve something in life."

Wilson added that problems exist regardless of the amount of money you make and true happiness comes from within. She also told students that if they go into something they love, they can do it forever. The 70-year-old Wilson performs with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra this evening and tomorrow night at the Lincoln Theater. It's the 50-year-anniversary of "Where Did Our Love Go," the first hit by The Supremes.