PHOTOS: Capito Hosts Tyler County Girls Rise Up Event

Discusses importance of education, physical fitness, self-confidence with elementary school girls

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted her second West Virginia Girls Rise Up event this month. Today’s visit included a stop at Sistersville Elementary School in Tyler County, Senator Capito’s 16th Girls Rise Up event since launching the program in 2015—the same year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. senator for West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito met with fourth and fifth grade girls to help inspire and empower the next generation of female leaders in West Virginia. 

“As the first female U.S. Senator from West Virginia, I want to inspire and encourage young girls in our state to work toward their goals and achieve their dreams. After spending time with this great group of fourth and fifth grade girls at Sistersville Elementary, it is clear to me that they are well on their way to accomplishing so much,” Senator Capito said. “Since launching this program, it’s been my hope that Girls Rise Up will inspire our next generation of female leaders, and I’m confident each of the young girls at Sistersville will achieve success, and most importantly, build each other up each and every day.”

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Sistersville Elementary School students show off their Girls Rise Up challenge cards following today’s presentation and discussion.

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Senator Capito meets members of Sistersville Elementary School’s student council before touring the school.

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Senator Capito hears from students about their goals and aspirations for the future.

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Senator Capito talks with math students at Sistersville Elementary School.

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Senator Capito discusses the three pillars of Girls Rise Up—education, physical fitness, and self-confidence.

 Senator Capito launched the West Virginia Girls Rise Up mentoring program in 2015 to instill confidence in young West Virginia women and empower them to be strong, confident, and kind female leaders. Today’s visits marks the 16th Girls Rise Up event Senator Capito has hosted since launching the program. Her most recent Girls Rise Up event occurred last week at Oakvale Elementary School in Mercer County.


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