2015 Girl’s State Governor
Being the 2015 North Dakota Girls State Governor, I have had the blessing of being a part of something bigger than myself. I am currently a seventeen year old senior at Larimore High School. Although North Dakota is where I currently reside, it is not my only home. I am a proud military youth and have lived in six different states and ten different houses.
My father, Aaron Holmes, has been in the United States Air Force for over twenty years and my mother, Heather Holmes, is an active volunteer and worker for the county 4H. They have always taught me to be a blessing and not a burden wherever I go, and most importantly, to keep God at the forefront. Without the support of my family, which also includes my two older sisters, Hailey and Kimmie, and my nana, Angelia, I can honestly say I would not be half of who I am today. Because of the encouragement from them, I participated in North Dakota Girls State and was blessed to have been elected as the governor for the year 2015.
In my future, I plan to major in psychiatry with the goal of one day working with veterans who have PTSD. I am humbled to be able to a part of the American Legion Auxiliary’s programs, and I will always support their mission of being a family to the military community.”