To the leaders of tomorrow:
Let this be a challenge for you! As you move through school and through life, sometimes doors will swing wide open and sometimes they will shut right before you go through them. It’s always worthwhile to evaluate your ambitions and then reevaluate them as you move forward. Sometimes obstacles will seem overwhelming, but as you spend time carefully reflecting on them, you may find a way around, through, or over them. Remember that the path ahead might not be the obvious one. Don’t ever let yourself get so fixated on one particular achievement that you ignore other—perhaps better— ways to make an impact. Finally, never underestimate the power of your education, your family, your friends, and your determination.
With love and respect,
State Representative Kim Ransom