“When I first joined triangle I had no intention of becoming queen, because the crown looked too heavy. I went through the floor offices and started to see why the girls wanted to go through the line; they wanted to make a difference. I knew that I couldn’t do this alone so I leaned on the older members as well as supervisors and my parents. Progressing through the line I truly learned the importance of the three duties of triangle. After my first term as queen, I knew that I wanted to become a Junior Advisor, so that I could reach a broader audience to spread the word of our organization and help others. Some of my fondest memories are working together with other triangles and other organizations to raise money for charity or to just have fun. I learned our joy is doubled when we work together. You really do get out what you put in, and I can say that all the hard work is worth it.
That is why the theme for my term is Together, because together we can achieve so much more than if we were to work alone. A triangle cannot succeed with only one person putting in the work, working together as members and supervisors is what makes us successful. We are taught at a young age, many hands make light work. As we grow we lose touch with this, we think that the weight of the world is on our shoulders and ours alone, but all we have to do is ask for help, and work together. I will be selling pens this term to raise money for Pediatric Palliative care in Hospice. Not only do they help the child but the family as well, sending in therapists for both, and helping the child through treatment or end of life care. My hope is to work together so that we can make a difference for these families at such a hard time in their lives.”
-Miss Samantha Dugan, State Representative 2016 – 2017, Organization of Triangles Inc., from her in going speech on October 8, 2016