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Gwendolyn Day Behind every great man stands a great woman. Laura Welsh Bush is one of these great women. As a First Lady, she stood behind her husband, President George W. Bush, but she also stood by herself. She was a strong advocate for women’s rights and education. Mrs. Bush supported NCLB’s Reading First program, founded the National Book Festival, worked with the UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to promote global literacy programs, convened world leaders for annual summits on global literacy, and visited schools and met with students all over the world from Afghanistan to Zambia encouraging girls and women to pursue their education. Laura Bush also oversaw ten Federal agencies while being the leader of President Bush’s Helping America’s Youth Initiative, made five trips ti Africa by herself to support life-saving global health initiatives, co-hosted the first-ever White House Summit on malaria, and raised breast cancer and heart disease awareness by traveling through the U.S. to
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Unformatted text preview: educate women about heart disease’s symptoms and launching the U.S.-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research and the Partnership for Breat Cancer Awareness and Research of the Americas, just to name a few. Laura Bush aspires me to achieve more than what I ever thought was possible. She is just one teacher from Texas who has changed the world in eight years, Her resume is exhausting and impressive, and one day, I hope my resume could be just like hers. I may not know where I will be in my future but by going to college like Laura Bush and getting a degree, doors will open up and provide countless opportunities to achieve and excel. Just like how Mrs. Bush went way beyond her role as a First Lady, I want to excel greatly in whatever my future brings me. She has aspired me, showing me that anything is possible with a college education, a degree, and most important, the drive to want to achieve more. `...
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