By Erin Duffy, Kanawha Federalist, & Dang Ren, Calhoun Federalist
Mayor Mara Campbell-Boggs and Lieutenant Lee Ann Campbell-Haley, made a special trip to RGS this Tuesday. Campbell-Boggs, the elder of the two, now resides in Senator Mansions court of staff. The theme of RGS 2016 is “Rise Up! Be Your Best You,” and each sister portrays different aspects of this phrase. Lieutenant Campbell-Haley is the physical embodiment of a sentiment integral to the spirit of Rhododendron Girls State: challenging yourself to confront your fears. The Lieutenant was a member of the esteemed 82nd Airborne, where she, along with her sister, Major Campbell-Boggs, was a paratrooper. Despite participating in hundreds of jumps, Lieutenant Campbell-Haley is “terrified” f heights. However, this hero refused to let her natural aversion to heights stop her from challenging herself to participate fully in the aviation program whilst she was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.