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Sisterhood Spotlight

Caren Merrick
Secretary of Commerce and Trade

The First Lady is honored to feature Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick in this new Sisterhood Spotlight. In the Sisterhood Spotlight series, the First Lady interviews women across the Commonwealth in areas of government, business and entrepreneurship, education, workforce development, nonprofits and more.

“Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one can not be friends with anyone else in the world.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Creature Corner

First Lady Attends Upperville Colt and Horse Show to Designate Inaugural Spirit of the Horse Award


Congratulations to Dorothy “Punkin” Lee, the inaugural recipient of the Upperville Colt And Horse Show's (UCHS) "Spirit of the Horse" Award.

The award, established in partnership with the First Lady, recognizes a woman and resident of Virginia who demonstrates exceptional service or dedication to, and promotion of, the equine industry.

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