Newspaper: Uhuru
Date: July, 2003
Page#: Front Page

Sparrow's daughter get BSc
Mighty Sparrow poses with daughter Michelle after Graduation

CALYPSO giant Mighty Sparrow is crooning a different song these days.

Birdie (Slinger Francisco) is thrilled to no end that his 22-year-old daughter, Michelle Stacy Francisco, has graduated from the Brooklyn College of the University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Michelle earned a double honour – magna cum laude and honours for excellence in advance studies.

Sparrow was a proud papa on the graduation day of his last daughter, and happily posed with his successful child.

His wife, Margaret, later told Uhuru the ace entertainer has other educational plans for his darling girl.

“There are plans for her to study law,” said Margaret.

The family is currently shopping around for a University, and Michelle is moving to sit an entry examination.

And that puts the Francisco’s in a mild quandary.

While the family would like Michelle to benefit from more international studies, they would also like to have at home.

“It would be really nice to have her here,” said mom Margaret.

As for dad Sparrow, he couldn’t be more thrilled.

In fact, he has always had a soft spot for Michelle, and sang a lovely ballad in he honour when she was 10.

Would he now do another number hailing her achievements?

By the way, Birdie is completing a long-awaited CD of gospel music.

Should be an album of typical Sparrow class.