Two time Gold Medalist at the
2020 Tokyo Olympics
Athing Mu is a 19-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist. She won the gold medal in the women's 800m and 4x400m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She currently holds the world record in the women's 800m as of February 2021 with a time of 1 minute 58.40 seconds. Athing was born in Trenton, New Jersey after her family immigrated from South Sudan around 2000. She is the second youngest of seven sibilings. Athing began running track at the age of six and continued through high school running for the Trenton Track Club. She attended Texas A&M University for one year before deciding to go pro in June 2021. Athing enjoys playing the tenor saxophone, DIY room decor projects, and photography.
Miss Texas 2021
Mallory Fuller is a 24-year-old graduate of Texas A&M University who is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University. In her role as Miss Texas, Mallory travels the state on a year-long speaking tour to discuss various topics such as education, community service, and women’s empowerment. Additionally, as part of the "Texas Cares for Children” program, a 501(c)(3) foundation, she will share with students a character-education program that includes the importance of making good choices, developing positive activities and habits, good citizenship, and responsibility. After her year of service as Miss Texas, Mallory will continue utilizing the more than $30,000 in educational scholarships earned from the Miss Texas Scholarship Organization to complete her graduate degree and pursue a career in Speech Pathology.
Yaziri "Yo" Orrostieta
Online Safety & Cyber Bullying
Speaker: Detective Michelle Brock
This session will focus on ways to help girls stay safe while accessing websites, apps, and social media; as well as address cyber bullying, and so much more. Technology is a great resource, but it comes with many things to be cautious about!
Beauty & Skincare
Speaker: Jessica Edwards
During this session, Jessica will discuss the importance of skincare and how to determine your skin type. From sun protection to skin sensitivity, she will discuss various skincare tips to give these young ladies the confidence to put their best face forward!
Speaker: Josh Betts & Hannah Felts
Hannah and Josh will be showing the girls how to be aware of their surroundings and show them a few self-defense moves on how to handle themselves in potentially dangerous situations. Hannah and Josh are both certified Krav Maga instructors.
Speaker: Children's Advocacy Center
The Children's Advocacy Center exists to minimize the trauma children face when they have been victimized by abuse. The blankets the girls will get to make for the service project will go straight to the children in need at the C.A.C.!
Speaker: Next Step Counseling Solutions Team
The last year has been difficult for most of us, including our kids. During this session, the Next Steps team will discuss how to coop when dealing with issues such as loss, grief, change, and relationships.