Sunday, May 18, 2014

We are Proud to Present ...

Miss Georgia Lee Moore.

The Cotillion was lovely. Each of the 120+ girls was escorted by someone special in her life, and a short bio was read as she made her way down the red carpet to curtsy. We loved, of course, seeing all of the girls dressed up and so excited, but even more, hearing about their inspirations and dreams. The administrators remarked several times that this was an especially tight-knit class, and that was evident by the number of names and faces I recognized from Georgia's daily recaps after school. These girls are not just learning academics, but also invaluable life lessons, the most important being how to be a productive citizen in a diverse and ever-changing world. They live and breathe the school's mission statement and will carry these words with them wherever they go:

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders dedicates itself to prepare young women to attend and graduate from college, commit to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, lead with courage and compassion, and solve problems creatively and ethically in support of our global community.

I especially loved that the whole ceremony took place under the proud and watchful eye of Ms. Ann herself. We recently watched the new documentary All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State and can highly recommend it. What a story.

Georgia thoroughly enjoyed herself from start to finish. She had her makeup done for the first time and finally got to don "the dress." She added some shiny turquoise shoes for spunk, and she was ready! And, might I add, beautiful.

Hiz Honah cleans up pretty well, too.

So proud of all of you. Shine on, sweet girls.


  1. Beautiful daughter of yours! I know you are so proud and just thrilled to see her doing more and more in life. I can see her spirit right through these photos! Love you friend...thanks for all the light you send my way. Mandy

  2. filled with happiness seeing this post and these photos. wonderful.

  3. (My favorite photo is the one in the stands with her sweet smile and the rose. <3 )