Linda Lowe, Cool Girl of the Year, began our program as a fifth grade student at Terry Mill Elementary. From field trips to college prep Linda embraced the life-skills taught and maximized her experience in Cool Girls. In middle school, Linda was matched with a Cool Sister mentor, Shelly Nelson, who encouraged her to pursue her dream of attending college.
During her ninth grade year, Linda joined Cool Scholars, the high school extension program. This program allowed Linda to tour colleges and universities and prepare for the SAT while she thrived in high school and set an example for her younger sisters and fellow Cool Girls to follow. Linda graduated 3rd in her class out of 143 students from McNair High School which empowered her to pursue Undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia.
Linda’s success in high school even inspired her mother to go back to college and complete her degree. In her application for our Scholarship, Linda wrote “Being a part of Cool Girls Inc., has taught me to accept life’s challenges and tackle them fearlessly. Cool Girls has helped to transform me from a shy, introverted little girl into a young lady that refuses to accept mediocrity, and that is not bound by economic circumstances. The women of Cool Girls, have reinforced the values of ethics, moral responsibilities, self-worth, self-love, and self-respect that my mother instilled in me. They have shown me that my future is in my hands and that there are no boundaries to what I can accomplish through hard work, dedication, and perseverance.”
Linda is EMPOWERED!