Past Directors and roomies

By Karalee Flohr, Monroe

Irene Weber and Betty Rea, both former directors of Rhododendron Girls State, returned for 2014 as members of the Board of Incorporators and as roommates. They both retired from the position after 17 years of service, but that did not stop them from continuing to attend and help with the program. Irene Weber retired from the director's position after serving from 1997 to 2013. She was the last director before this year's current director Michelle Sirbaugh, took over her position. Betty Rea served as director from 1987 to 1995, and she has continued attending the event since. Weber and Rea have been making the best of their time by helping out around campus including the Country Store and socializing with other staff members.