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For the Girls


Dear Girls,

You truly inspire me. As high school seniors, you are fearless, driven, confident go-getters who share the same 24 hours in a day as the rest of us, but have managed to already leave a profound mark on the world.

You are tomorrow’s leaders and role models. You’re the student whose fundraiser raised $1,750 that provided Northern Uganda orphans with school uniforms, textbooks and much needed supplies.

You’ve earned regional, state and national championship awards every year on Kingwood High School’s dance team. You’re dedicated to your craft, earning an elite status that only high-achievers attain.

You are the neuroscience and pre-med student at Baylor who earned her pilot’s license at age 17 while committing an additional 10 hours to your soccer club and teammates.

You’re a well-rounded girl studying sociology and planning to get a Master’s degree in social work. You were chosen as a counselor for the Aggie Fish Camp and you sent your locks of hair to Locks of Love. Your heart is dedicated to serving others and making a difference in your community.

Class officers, National Honor Society members, drill team members, Neal Hamil models, Best Buddies mentors, gymnasts, valedictorians, marching band members, prom queens, yearbook editors, musicians and exchange students are all accomplishments that you’ve met.

But it’s not all about the work. You exceed at having fun. The prom and graduation parties that you throw are legendary. The Austin City Limits Music festival wouldn’t be the same without your lively group dancing in the audience. You enjoy Spring Break in style at beach houses spanning from Galveston to Cabo. Your circle of friends sticks together as one big, happy family.

You know how to make an outfit unique, and are all about shopping at Free People, Anthropology, Kendra Scott, vintage shops and couture boutiques such as Pretty Little Things. You’ve spent summers in Paris and brought back that perfect silk scarf for your senior portraits. Some of you are now college students. Sorority functions and football game tailgating is always done in style as you wear the latest game day fashions.

An inner-strength exists within you. Your brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers have battled adversity but you continue to show strength, courage and tenacity through life’s most difficult struggles.

You are a dreamer. A doer. You work hard and play hard. You are already accomplishing today what some people wish they could accomplish in a lifetime. That’s what I love about working with each of you—You are inspiring and your devotion reminds me to never give up. I can’t wait to see your future unfold.

Keep on dreaming,

Kelly Anne